A fast algorithm is presented for statistical analysis of large circuits with multiple stochastic parameters. The proposed method combines the merits of the parameterized model order-based techniques and numerical inversion of Laplace transform (NILT). The response of the reduced model at any given time point is expressed as a linear combination of the frequency-domain response at a relatively small number of predetermined complex frequency points. This eliminates the necessity for explicit representation of the dynamic model in the form of a set of differential equations. As a result, the moment vectors associated with frequency are excluded while forming the moments' subspace, leading to much smaller reduced models. In addition, evaluation of the time-domain response of the reduced-order models using NILT is more efficient and highly parallelizable compared to time-stepping numerical integration techniques. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the efficiency and accuracy of the proposed method.

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IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology
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Tao, Y. (Ye), Nouri, B. (Behzad), Nakhla, M.S, Farhan, M.A. (Mina A.), & Achar, R. (2017). Variability Analysis via Parameterized Model Order Reduction and Numerical Inversion of Laplace Transform. IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 7(5), 678–686. doi:10.1109/TCPMT.2016.2642199