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Simulation and Optimization of Digital Circuits

Considering and Mitigating Destabilizing Factors


About this book


This book describes new, fuzzy logic-based mathematical apparatus, which enable readers to work with continuous variables, while implementing whole circuit simulations with speed, similar to gate-level simulators and accuracy, similar to circuit-level simulators.  The author demonstrates newly developed principles of digital integrated circuit simulation and optimization that take into consideration various external and internal destabilizing factors, influencing the operation of digital ICs.  The discussion includes factors including radiation, ambient temperature, electromagnetic fields, and climatic conditions, as well as non-ideality of interconnects and power rails.
  • Discusses the construction of a new class of simulators that takes into account various internal and external destabilizing effects on the operation of digital integrated circuits;
  • Includes detailed explanation of key topics, including models, algorithms, and characteristics of software development;
  • Focuses on issues pertaining currently to development of real integrated circuits.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Director of Educational DepartmentSynopsys Armenia CJSCYerevanArmenia

About the authors

Dr. Vazgen Melikyan – Director of Educational Department

Vazgen joined Synopsys in 2004 as Director of Educational Department and is the Head since its establishment.  Vazgen holds BS from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, Ph.D. from Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute, Sc.D. and full Professor from National Polytechnic University of Armenia, Corresponding Member of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. Vazgen is a member of Program Committee or Head of sessions in various international scientific conferences, a member of Boards in defenses of dissertations. He is the author of 7 monographs, more than 260 scientific and 130 methodical publications, more than 150 courses, had more than 170 reports in international conferences. 51 PhD dissertations have been carried out and successfully defended under his supervision. In addition, he is the President of Program Committee of Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia, a member of Armenia’s Presidential Award Committee in the sector of science and technology, Executive Secretary of Educational Awards of the President of Armenia in IT sector. Vazgen has been conferred various awards and prizes, including the title of Honorable Scientist of the Republic of Armenia, “President of the Republic Prize” in “Technical Sciences and Information Technologies”, “Best Paper” Awards in various international conferences, he is Honorable professor of several universities, including National Research University MIET and European Regional Educational Academy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Simulation and Optimization of Digital Circuits
  • Book Subtitle Considering and Mitigating Destabilizing Factors
  • Authors Vazgen Melikyan
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-71636-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-10086-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-71637-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 365
  • Number of Illustrations 255 b/w illustrations, 81 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Processor Architectures
    Logic Design
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