ECE 552
Numerical Circuit Analysis

Displaying course information from Fall 2012.

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
F DIS 0930 - 1050 T R   1131 Siebel Center for Comp Sci  Ibrahim Hajj
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Official Description Formulation of circuit equations; sparse matrix algorithms for the solution of large systems, AC, DC, and transient analysis of electrical circuits; sensitivity analysis; decomposition methods. Course Information: Same as CSE 532. Prerequisite: MATH 415 and ECE 210.
Subject Area Integrated Circuits and Systems
Course Prerequisites Credit in ECE 210
Credit in MATH 415
Course Directors Martin D F Wong
Detailed Description and Outline


  • Network topology: circuit equation formulation; nodal analysis; modified nodal analysis
  • Solution of linear circuit equations: LU factorization; relaxation methods
  • Sparse matrix techniques for circuit equation solution: decomposition techniques
  • DC solution of nonlinear circuits: fixed-point; Newton's methods; modified Newton's method; relaxation methods; Gauss-Seidel method, piecewise-linear solution techniques
  • Transient analysis: numerical integration; linear multistep methods; stability; accuracy, step control, companion models; time-domain decomposition methods; relaxation methods; analysis sequencing; latency; timing analysis
  • Sensitivity analysis: small-change and large-change sensitivities
  • Reduced-order modeling

Same as CSE 532.

Collateral Reading

Class notes.
J. Vlach and K. Singhal, Computer Methods for Circuit Analysis & Design, Van Nostrant Reinhold Co., 2nd ed., 1994.
L. T. Pillage, R. A. Rohrer and C. Visweswariah, Electronic and System Simulation Methods, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1995.

Last updated: 2/13/2013