Uncertainty quantification for integrated circuits: Stochastic spectral methods
Author(s)Zhang, Zheng; Elfadel, Ibrahim Abe M.; Daniel, Luca
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Due to significant manufacturing process variations, the performance of integrated circuits (ICs) has become increasingly uncertain. Such uncertainties must be carefully quantified with efficient stochastic circuit simulators. This paper discusses the recent advances of stochastic spectral circuit simulators based on generalized polynomial chaos (gPC). Such techniques can handle both Gaussian and non-Gaussian random parameters, showing remarkable speedup over Monte Carlo for circuits with a small or medium number of parameters. We focus on the recently developed stochastic testing and the application of conventional stochastic Galerkin and stochastic collocation schemes to nonlinear circuit problems. The uncertainty quantification algorithms for static, transient and periodic steady-state simulations are presented along with some practical simulation results. Some open problems in this field are discussed.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics
Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Zhang, Zheng, Ibrahim Abe M. Elfadel, and Luca Daniel. “Uncertainty Quantification for Integrated Circuits: Stochastic Spectral Methods.” 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 18-23 November 2013, San Jose, CA, USA, IEEE, 2013.
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