A Measurement based Approach to Circuit Design

Navid Mohsenizadeh, Hazem Nounou, Mohamed Nounou, Aniruddha Datta, and Shankar P. Bhattacharyya

Keywords

Unknown linear D.C. circuit, measurementbased approach, power level control, multilinear rational function

Abstract

In this paper we propose an approach to control signals or power levels, in unknown linear D.C. circuits, by adjusting one or more design elements, such as resistors, sources, amplifier gains, at arbitrary locations of the circuit. We show that a few strategic measurements can reveal the functional dependency of any signal or power level on the set of design elements. This approach can be extended to linear A.C. circuits as well as general linear systems.

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