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Since the first papers on asymptotic waveform evaluation (AWE), Pade-based reduced order models have become standard for improving coupled circuit-interconnect simulation efficiency. Such models can be accurately computed using bi-orthogonalization algorithms like Pade via Lanczos (PVL), but the resulting Pade approximates can still be unstable even whenâ€¦ (More)

This paper describes a method of optimally sizing digital circuits on a static-timing basis. All paths through the logic are considered simultaneously and no input patterns need be specified by the user. The method is unique in that it is based on gradient-based, nonlinear optimization and can accommodate transistor-level schematics without the need forâ€¦ (More)

Gibbs random eld (GRF) models and co-occurrence statistics are typically considered as separate but useful tools for texture discrimination. In this paper we show an explicit relationship between co-occurrences and a large class of GRF's. This result comes from a new framework based on a set-theoretic concept called the \aura set" and on measures of thisâ€¦ (More)

The aura matrix of an image indicates how much of each graylevel is present in the neighborhood of each other graylevel and generalizes the popular texture analysis tool, the co-occurrence matrix. In this paper, we show that interesting structure appears in both the aura and co-occurrence matrices for textures which are synthesized from Gibbs random eldâ€¦ (More)

Recent work in the area of model-order reduction for RLC interconnect networks has been focused on building reduced-order models that preserve the circuit-theoretic properties of the network, such as stability, passivity, and synthesizability. Passivity is the one circuit-theoretic property that is vital for the successful simulation of a large circuitâ€¦ (More)

Lithographic limitations and manufacturing uncertainties are resulting in fabricated shapes on wafer that are topologically equivalent, but geometrically different from the corresponding drawn shapes. While first-order sensitivity information can measure the change in pattern parasitics when the shape variations are small, there is still a need for aâ€¦ (More)

â€”Uncertainties have become a major concern in integrated circuit design. In order to avoid the huge number of repeated simulations in conventional Monte Carlo flows, this paper presents an intrusive spectral simulator for statistical circuit analysis. Our simulator employs the recently developed generalized polynomial chaos expansion to perform uncertaintyâ€¦ (More)

With the adoption of ultra regular fabric paradigms for controlling design printability at the 22nm node and beyond, there is an emerging need for a layout-driven, pattern-based parasitic extraction of alternative fabric layouts. In this paper, we propose a hierarchical floating random walk (HFRW) algorithm for computing the 3D capacitances of a largeâ€¦ (More)

We use a new \aura" framework to rewrite the non-linear energy function of a homogeneous anisotropic Markov/Gibbs random eld (MRF) as a linear sum of aura measures. The new formulation relates MRF's to co-occurrence matrices. It also provides a physical interpretation of MRF textures in terms of the mixing and separation of graylevel sets, and in terms ofâ€¦ (More)

Recent CAD methodologies of Design-for-Manufacturability (DFM) have naturally led to a significant increase in the number of process and layout parameters that have to be taken into account in design-rule checking. Methodological consistency requires that a similar number of parameters be taken into account during layout parasitic extraction. Because of theâ€¦ (More)