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Advanced Circuit Simulation using Multisim Workbench by Félix E. Guerrero-Castro, David Báez-López, Ofelia Delfina Cervantes-Villagómez

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CHAPTER 3

Other Types of Analyses

INTRODUCTION

This chapter will cover some types of analyses that will complement and extend the basic analysis DC, AC, and transient analyses. First, it describes sensitivity analysis. It then treats noise analysis which can be done only if an AC analysis is also performed. Then, it describes how to perform Monte Carlo and Worst-case analyses. Finally, it describes how to perform parametric and temperature analyses.

3.1 SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS

An analysis which is of considerable importance in the design of circuits is sensitivity analysis. There are several definitions for sensitivity. Multisim evaluates the sensitivity of a node voltage or a branch current F(x) with respect to a circuit element x as

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