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Circuit Simulation and Optimization

Module name (EN): Circuit Simulation and Optimization
Degree programme: Electrical Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2005
Module code: E914
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 9
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written examination

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
E914 Electrical Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2005, semester 9, mandatory course
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Volker Schmitt
Prof. Dr. Volker Schmitt

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Learning outcomes:
After completing this course, students will have gained an understanding of how the software tools in use today function and of the numerical methods used in computer-aided network analysis and circuit optimization. Students will be able to write computer programs that use the methods covered in the lecture course and will be capable of developing these methods further.

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Module content:
- Network graphs, trees, fundamental cutsets and loops, nodal analysis, loop  
- Analysis of linear time-invariant networks in the frequency domain, multiport  
- Direct-current analysis of simple nonlinear resistive networks, algorithms,  
- Transient analysis of linear networks, network interpretations
- Transient analysis of nonlinear networks, integration methods
- Sensitivity analysis, Tellegenís theorem, adjunct network, tolerance analysis,  
  worst-case analysis, Monte Carlo method, circuit optimization methods
- Simulation of logic circuits, logic states, delay models, algorithms, error  
  simulation, simulation of mixed analogue and digital circuits, signal conversion

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Teaching methods/Media:
Overhead transparencies, master copies for photocopying

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Recommended or required reading:
Desoer, ch.; Kuh, e.s.:  Basic Circuit Theory; McGraw Hill 1969; ISE (International Student Edition) Berkeley
Calahan, d.a.:  Rechnergestützter Netzwerkentwurf; R. Oldenbourg
Litovski, v.; Zwolinski, m.:  VLSI Circuit Simulation and Optimization; Chapman & Hall; 1997
Leibner, p.:  Rechnergestützter Schaltungsentwurf; Krehl, Münster, 1996

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