A GPU-Accelerated Envelope-Following Method for Switching Power Converter Simulation

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Provided by: European Design and Automation Association
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors propose a new envelope-following parallel transient analysis method for the general switching power converters. The new method first exploits the parallelisim in the envelope-following method and parallelize the Newton update solving part, which is the most computational expensive, in GPU platforms to boost the simulation performance. To further speed up the iterative GMRES solving for Newton update equation in the envelope-following method, they apply the matrix-free Krylov basis generation technique, which was previously used for RF simulation.
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