Performance and limitations of decomposition-based parameter extraction procedures for FET small-signal models

  title={Performance and limitations of decomposition-based parameter extraction procedures for FET small-signal models},
  author={Cornell van Niekerk and Petrie Meyer},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques},
  • C. V. Niekerk, P. Meyer
  • Published 1 November 1998
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
A recently proposed optimizer-based parameter-extraction technique using adaptive decomposition is subjected to a systematic and rigorous evaluation. The technique is shown to be robust and accurate under varying starting conditions. A study of convergence performance based on decomposition theory and test results is presented. Robustness tests are used to show that commonly used statistical descriptions such as mean and standard deviation are inadequate for presenting these types of test data. 

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