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Robust Simulation of Nonlinear Electronic Circuits


A. Bemporad, L. Giovanardi, M. Morari

Annual Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems, DEES Catania, Italy, no. 8, pp. 131-135, University of Catania

This paper proposes robust simulation of piecewise linear systems as a tool for the analysis of nonlinear electronic circuits. Rather than computing the evolution of a single trajectory, robust simulation computes the evolution from a set of initial conditions in the state space, for all forcing input signals within a given class. We describe here a tool to perform this analysis using mathematical programming. Among various applications, the tool allows to estimate the domain of attraction of equilibria, and to determine if some design specifications --- expressed themselves in terms of reachability of subsets of the state-space --- are met. A test of the tool on Chua's circuit is presented.

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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@InProceedings { BemGio:2000:IFA_87,
    author={A. Bemporad and L. Giovanardi and M. Morari},
    title={{Robust Simulation of Nonlinear Electronic Circuits}},
    booktitle={Annual Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems},
    address={DEES Catania, Italy},
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