SBPOR: Second-order balanced truncation for passive order reduction of RLC circuits Conference Paper uri icon


MeSH Major

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  • RLC circuits have been shown to be better formulated as second-order systems instead of first-order systems. The corresponding model order reduction techniques for second-order systems have been developed. However, existing techniques are mainly based on moment-matching concept. While suitable for the reduction of large-scale circuits, those approaches cannot generate reduced models as compact as desired. To achieve smaller models with better error control, a novel technique, SBPOR (Second-order Balanced truncation for Passive Order Reduction), is proposed in this paper, which is the first second-order balanced truncation method proposed for passive reduction of RLC circuits. SBPOR is superior to the pioneering work in the control community because second-order systems can be balanced via congruency transformation without any accuracy loss. In addition, compared with the first-order balanced truncation approaches, SBPOR is a better choice for RLC reduction. SBPOR preserves not only passivity but also the structure information inherent to RLC circuits, which is a special need for RLC reduction. In addition, SBPOR is computationally more efficient as it only needs to solve one linear matrix equation instead of two quadratic matrix equations. Copyright 2007 ACM.

publication date

  • August 2, 2007



  • Conference Paper


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/DAC.2007.375144

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 158

end page

  • 161