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Large Signal Frequency Domain Device Analysis Via the Harmonic Balance Technique

  • B. Troyanovsky
  • Z. Yu
  • R. W. Dutton

Abstract

Harmonic and intermodulation distortion effects play a key role in the design and subsequent performance of analog RF/µWave systems. Due to the wide range of frequency components present in such systems, ordinary transient analysis is both extremely time-consuming and insufficiently accurate. In this paper, we present a harmonic balance version of the PISCES semiconductor device simulator. This two-dimensional device simulation tool allows for efficient, physically-based analysis of intermodulation distortion in two-dimensional device structures. Robust nonlinear relaxation methods have been developed to overcome the enormous memory and speed problems associated with fullycoupled, large-signal 2D frequency-domain analyses.

Keywords

Harmonic Balance Intermodulation Distortion Semiconductor Equation Speed Problem Harmonic Balance Equation 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Troyanovsky
    • 1
  • Z. Yu
    • 1
  • R. W. Dutton
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Integrated SystemsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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