Hybrid FDTD large-signal modeling of three-terminal active devices

Vincent Fusco, Q. Chen

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A general algorithm for including large-signal active three-terminal models into the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method is presented. A dynamic interface between the active device and the FDTD lattice is used to simulate the prominent nonlinear time-dependant behavior of the three-terminal active device, which is connected across multiple FDTD cells. A technique for introducing an internal electromagnetic (EM) field absorber into the FDTD three-terminal active device model in order to eliminate undesired current coupling is discussed. Numerical comparison shows this method is accurate and expected to have general utility for other complicated hybrid lumped-circuit FDTD modeling situations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1267-1270
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997


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