Electromagnetic macromodels and Maxwellian circuits

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Abstract

Discrete approximations and numerical solution of Maxwell's curl equations provide a foundation for the development of a variety of macro-models of electromagnetic passive devices, components, and sub-systems. In their majority, such macro-modeling is aimed at containing the cost of numerical computation by offering compact, computationally efficient models as alternatives to the computationally more expensive, detailed models of structures of multi-scale complexity. Preserving key physical attributes of the electromagnetic structure, as Maxwellian circuits attempt to do, is a highly desirable property of the macromodel, albeit not always possible. The aggressive pursuit of on-chip RF and mixed-signal functionality integration prompts us to consider electromagnetic macro-modeling from a different angle. More specifically, this paper entertains the possibility of using electromagnetic macro-models for the seamless insertion of spatially-accurate (distributed) models of integrated passives and their interactions in the nonlinear, high-frequency circuit simulators used for computer-aided analysis and design of on-chip RF and mixed-signal functional blocks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFinal Program and Book of Abstracts - iWAT 2011
Subtitle of host publication2011 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas, Novel Structures and Innovative Metamaterials
Pages116-119
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2011
Event2011 International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas, Novel Structures and Innovative Metamaterials, iWAT 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Mar 7 2011Mar 9 2011

Publication series

NameFinal Program and Book of Abstracts - iWAT 2011: 2011 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas, Novel Structures and Innovative Metamaterials

Other

Other2011 International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas, Novel Structures and Innovative Metamaterials, iWAT 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period3/7/113/9/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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