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Title: Xyce(™) Parallel Electronic Simulator

The Xyce Parallel Electronic Simulator simulates electronic circuit behavior in DC, AC, HB, MPDE and transient mode using standard analog (DAE) and/or device (PDE) device models including several age and radiation aware devices. It supports a variety of computing platforms (both serial and parallel) computers. Lastly, it uses a variety of modern solution algorithms dynamic parallel load-balancing and iterative solvers.! ! Xyce is primarily used to simulate the voltage and current behavior of a circuit network (a network of electronic devices connected via a conductive network). As a tool, it is mainly used for the design and analysis of electronic circuits.! ! Kirchoff's conservation laws are enforced over a network using modified nodal analysis. This results in a set of differential algebraic equations (DAEs). The resulting nonlinear problem is solved iteratively using a fully coupled Newton method, which in turn results in a linear system that is solved by either a standard sparse-direct solver or iteratively using Trilinos linear solver packages, also developed at Sandia National Laboratories.
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XYCE V 6.0; 002918MLTPL00
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Open Source Software package available from Sandia National Laboratories at the following URL:
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Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org:
United States Department of Energy
Contributing Orgs:
Eric Keiter, Thomas Russo, Robert Hoekstra, Richard Schiek, Heidi Thornquist, Ting Mei, Jason Verley, David Baur, Christina Warrender, Mingyu Hsieh, Erikik Zeek, Gary Hennigan, Lawrence Musson
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United States

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