Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-762: Circuit Simulation: Theory and Practice




This course explores the models, numerical methods and algorithms that are used for simulation and optimization of circuits. The course begins with coverage of the algorithms that are used in the ubiquitous SPICE program and its many variants. This is followed by an overview of the numerous analog and digital simulation techniques that have followed since the introduction of SPICE. The course further covers some of the most recent modeling and simulation work including, but not limited to, model order reduction, harmonic balance methods, nonlinear macromodeling, compact device modeling, and statistical timing analysis. Finally, the use of circuit simulation algorithms for non-circuit problems will be explored. 4 hrs. lec.

Prerequisites: 18-320 and 21241

Last Modified: 2018-11-09 1:20PM

Current session:

This course is currently being offered.

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2019
  • Fall 2016
  • Spring 2012
  • Spring 2010
  • Spring 2009
  • Spring 2007
  • Spring 2004
  • Spring 2003
  • Fall 2000
  • Fall 1999