Model Order Reduction for Lumped RC Transmission Lines
preprintposted on 17.10.2020, 13:42 by Farid N. Najm
We start with a detailed review of the PACT approach for model order reduction of RC networks. We then develop a method that uses PACT as a preprocessing step to transform a generic lumped RC transmission line of some nominal order, based on a nominal (r,c) setting, into a parameterized circuit captured in a SPICE sub-circuit description. Then, given any other lumped RC line of the same order, we pass its (r,c) setting as parameters to this sub-circuit so as to automatically transform and reduce the line into a reduced order model without having to rerun PACT. In this way, we effectively characterize lumped RC transmission lines in a way that allows them to be reduced on-the-fly without any expensive processing.