Multiple block structure-preserving reduced order modeling of interconnect circuits
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In this paper, we propose a generalized multiple-block structure-preserving reduced order interconnect macromodeling method (BSPRIM). Our approach extends the structure-preserving model order reduction (MOR) method SPRIM [R.W. Freund, SPRIM: structure-preserving reduced-order interconnect macromodeling, in: Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), 2004, pp. 80-87] into more general block forms. We first show how an SPRIM-like structure-preserving MOR method can be extended to deal with admittance RLC circuit matrices and show that the 2 q moments are still matched and symmetry is preserved. Then we present the new BSPRIM method to deal with more circuit partitions for linear dynamic circuits formulated in impedance and admittance forms. The reduced models by BSPRIM will still match the 2 q moments and preserve the circuit structure properties like symmetry as SPRIM does. We also show that BSPRIM can build the compact models with similar size and accuracy of that produced by traditional projection based methods but using less computation costs. Experimental results show that BSPRIM outperforms SPRIM in terms of accuracy with more partitions and outperforms PRIMA with less CPU times for generating the same accurate models. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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