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Section: Application Domains

Electronic circuits

Whether they are integrated on a single substrate or as a set of components on a board, electronic circuits are very often a complex assembly of many basic components with non linear characteristics. The IC technologies now allow the integration of hundreds of millions of transistors switching at GHz frequencies on a die of 1cm2. It is out of the question to simulate a complete IC with standard tools such as the SPICE simulator. We currently work on a dedicated plug-in able to simulate a whole circuit comprising various components, some modelled in a nonsmooth way [1].