"JOURNAL OF RADIO ELECTRONICS" (Zhurnal Radioelektroniki ISSN 1684-1719, N 2, 2018

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Numerical Technique for Computation of Timing Jitter in Nonlinear Electrical Circuits Based on Interval Evaluation

 

M. M. Gourary, S. G. Rusakov, S. L. Ulyanov, M. M. Zharov

Institute for Design Problems in Microelectronics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Sovetskaya Street 3, Moscow 124365, Russian Federation

 

The paper is received on February 19, 2018

 

Abstract. The formalized approach for the characterization of timing jitter in simulation problems is presented. The approach aims to estimate jitter caused by the device noise. It is oriented on application in circuit simulators. In the present paper the interval jitter metric is introduced. The interval jitter metric has the following advantages: universality for exploitation in circuit simulators and elimination of high frequency noise contributions. In comparison with the traditional noise analysis approach the considered numerical procedures are based on simulation techniques for nonstationary noise analysis of nonlinear circuits. The introduced interval jitter metric supports the numerical procedure to evaluate the timing jitter. This metric is well suited for the implementation in circuit simulators and for the prediction of the timing instability. The interval jitter metric provides the adaptation to the noise frequency range. This definition provides the relatively simple jitter computation during the conventional noise simulation. New metric expects the specification of the interval of switching event but in contrast with the point estimation it requires neither the time point of switching nor threshold level.

Key words: noise analysis, interval jitter metric, circuit simulation, nonlinear circuits.

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For citation:

M. M. Gourary, S. G. Rusakov, S. L. Ulyanov, M. M. Zharov. Numerical Technique for Computation of Timing Jitter in Nonlinear Electrical Circuits Based on Interval Evaluation. Zhurnal Radioelektroniki - Journal of Radio Electronics. 2018. No. 2. Available at http://jre.cplire.ru/jre/feb18/12/text.pdf

DOI  10.30898/1684-1719.2018.2.10