This text describes in detail the many numerical techniques and algorithms that are part of modern circuit simulation packages, with an emphasis on the most typically used simulation mode, namely transient analysis. The material is clearly presented, rigorously explained, and sufficient detail is presented to enable the reader to write his/her own circuit simulator. Given how few textbooks are in print on circuit simulation, this text should be a welcome addition to the shelves of many design engineers and computer-aided design practitioners, as well as a graduate-level text.
FARID N. NAJM is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Toronto. He received a BE degree in electrical engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1983 and a PhD degree in ECE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1989. He then worked with Texas Instruments before joining the ECE Department at UIUC as assistant professor, later becoming associate professor. Dr. Najm joined the ECE Department at the University of Toronto in 1999, where he is currently Professor and Chair. His expertise is in the area of computer-aided design for integrated circuits, with an emphasis on circuit-level issues related to power, timing, variability, and reliability. Dr. Najm is a Fellow of the IEEE.