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Logic circuits in the presence of resistive shorts often exhibit analog behavior which can be computationally expensive to simulate. This paper introduces a numerical method called simplicial approximation for its application to simulation of logic/IDDQ tests for resistive shorts. Example circuits with transistor gate-to-drain and gate-to-source shorts are used to demonstrate the feasibility of the method. The results, when compared to SPICE simulation, show a 95% reduction in computational time at the price of less numerical accuracy, which is generally acceptable in this application.
Date of Conference: 5-6 Nov. 1997