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Analysis of transistor circuits having multiple DC solutions with the thermal constraint

Michał Tadeusiewicz (Technical University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland)
Stanisław Hałgas (Technical University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland)

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a method for finding all the DC solutions in nonlinear circuits with the thermal constraint.

Design/methodology/approach

The proposed approach employs an algorithm for finding all the DC solutions without thermal constraint, including a new contraction and elimination method, an efficient method for tracing characteristics expressing voltages and power in terms of temperature, and electrical analog of the chip thermal behavior.

Findings

The paper brings a method that guarantees finding all the DC solutions, considering thermal behavior of the chip, in mid‐scale practical transistor circuits.

Originality/value

A new contraction and elimination method, being the core of the algorithm for finding all the DC solutions, is proposed. An approach enabling us to consider a feedback between the power dissipated inside the chip and the temperature, which affects the circuit parameters and consequently the solutions is developed.

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Citation

Tadeusiewicz, M. and Hałgas, S. (2011), "Analysis of transistor circuits having multiple DC solutions with the thermal constraint", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 30 No. 4, pp. 1350-1362. https://doi.org/10.1108/03321641111133244

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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