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This paper described a model-order reduction (MOR) method based on a novel pure-nodal analysis formulation (PNA) which permits the use of symmetric, positive-definite Cholesky solvers for all circuit topologies. Moreover, frequently occurring special cases, e.g., inductor-resistor tree structures result in particular types of matrices that are solved by an even faster linear time algorithm. The model order reduction algorithms also uses symmetric-Lanczos iteration and non- standard inner-products for generating the Krylov subspace basis. Its efficiency is supported by a wide range of industrial examples.
Date of Conference: 15-18 May 2011