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We present a methodology to generate passive parametric macromodels from impedance, admittance or scattering samples. The key features of the proposed approach are two. First, the proposed model is passive by construction over the entire parameter range, and will therefore lead to stable time-domain simulations. Second, the model poles are fully(More)
We present a fast numerical technique for calculating the series impedance matrix of systems with round conductors. The method is based on a surface admittance operator in combination with the method of moments and it accurately predicts both skin and proximity effects. Application to a three-phase armored cable with wire screens demonstrates a speed-up by(More)
The timestep of the finite-difference time-domain method (FDTD) is constrained by the stability limit known as the Courant-Friedrichs-Lewy (CFL) condition. This limit can make FDTD simulations quite time consuming for structures containing small geometrical details. Several methods have been proposed in the literature to extend the CFL limit, including(More)
Wide-band cable models for the prediction of electromagnetic tran-sients in power systems require the accurate calculation of the cable series impedance as function of frequency. A surface current approach was recently proposed for systems of round solid conductors, with inclusion of skin and proximity effects. In this paper we extend the approach to(More)
We present a new algorithm for generating passive parametric models of microwave devices from their sampled scattering responses. The proposed formulation supports a parameterization of model poles and preserves the stability and passivity of the original device for any parameter value. These combined features lead to significant improvements with respect(More)
—This paper establishes a far-reaching connection between the Finite-Difference Time-Domain method (FDTD) and the theory of dissipative systems. The FDTD equations for a rectangular region are written as a dynamical system having the magnetic and electric fields on the boundary as inputs and outputs. Suitable expressions for the energy stored in the region(More)
An accurate modeling of skin effect inside conductors is of capital importance to solve transmission line and scattering problems. This paper presents a surface-based formulation to model skin effect in conductors of arbitrary cross section, and compute the per-unit-length impedance of a multiconductor transmission line. The proposed formulation is based on(More)
The availability of accurate and broadband models for underground and submarine cable systems is of paramount importance for the correct prediction of electromagnetic transients in power grids. Recently, we proposed the MoM-SO method for extracting the series impedance of power cables while accounting for skin and proximity effect in the conductors. In this(More)
We introduce a novel formulation of black-box models for long multiconductor interconnects, together with an identification algorithm from tabulated scattering parameters. The fundamental assumption requires a modal decomposition matrix that does not depend on frequency. The model structure includes low-order rational coefficients with suitable delay(More)
Model order reduction (MOR) techniques play a crucial role in the computer-aided design of modern integrated circuits, where they are used to reduce the size of parasitic networks. Unfortunately, the efficient reduction of passive networks with many ports is still an open problem. Existing techniques do not scale well with the number of ports, and lead to(More)