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AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ

AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ

**Roland W. Freund, **

AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ

Peter Feldmann received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1991 from Carnegie Mellon University. Currently, he is a member of technical staff in the Computing Systems Technology Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. His research interests include CAD for VLSI circuits, more specifically, circuit-level simulation, optimization, and statistical design. He is also an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.

Roland W. Freund received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, in 1983. Currently, he is a member of technical staff in the Scientific Computing Research Department. His research interests are in scientific computing, numerical linear algebra, large-scale optimization, and algorithms for circuit simulation. He is also an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.

8:00 AM Registration 9:00-10:00 AM I. Formulation of Circuit Equations Peter Feldmann A. Kirchhoff Laws and Device Equations B. Sparse-Tableau Analysis C. Modified Nodal Analysis D. Differential Algebraic Equations 10:00-10:30 AM Coffee 10:30-Noon II. DC Analysis Roland Freund A. Solution of Nonlinear Equations B. Homotophy Methods C. Automatic Differentiation 12:00-1:30 PM Lunch 1:30-2:30 PM III. Time-Domain Analysis Roland Freund A. Solution of Differential Algebraic Equations B. Convergence and Stability C. Boundary-Value Problems 2:30-3:00 PM IV. Frequency-Domain Analysis Peter Feldmann A. The Linear Case B. Techniques Based on Pade Approximation 3:00-3:30 PM Coffee 3:30-4:00 PM IV. Frequency-Domain Analysis (continued) C. Reduced-Order Models D. The Nonlinear Case: Harmonic Balancing 4:00-5:00 PM V. Simulation of Distributed Elements Peter Feldmann A. Transmission Lines B. Operator-Pade Techniques 5:00-5:30 PM VI. Challenges Peter Feldmann A. Interconnect B. Integrated RF Circuits C. High-Frequency Applications D. Simulation of Mixed Analog-Digital Circuits 5:30-6:00 PM Open Discussion 6:00 PM Short Course Adjourns

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