An accurate classifier based on adaptive neuro-fuzzy and features selection techniques for fault classification in analog circuits

Abderrazak Arabi, Nacerdine Bourouba, Abdesslam Belaout, Mouloud Ayad
  • Integration, January 2019, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.vlsi.2018.08.001

An accurate classifier based on adaptive neuro-fuzzy and features selection techniques

What is it about?

This paper presents a new approach for faults classification in analog integrated circuits using a multiclass adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system classifier. This is carried out to assist analog circuit's faults diagnosis suffering from inaccurate faults classification on one hand, and to lessen computational burden on the other hand. This has been achieved from features number reduction. These features serving as input feature vector are extracted from the selected circuits (CUT) frequency and transient responses under both fault free and faulty conditions. The considered faults are resistors and capacitors values variations of about 50% low and high from their nominal ones. The method accuracy has been validated with three experiment circuits, the Sallen Key band-pass, the four opamp biquad high-pass and the leapfrog filters. The obtained results reveal a high level of efficiency with an accuracy average reach to 99.76%. Hence, the proposed method has shown a good performance in term of fault classification accuracy when compared with those of both the Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) approach and the fractional Fourier transform (FRFT) method based on a statistical property.

Why is it important?

A neuro-fuzzy classifier for faults classification in analog circuits is proposed. • Monte-Carlo simulation is used for features extraction. • Features selection technique is used to reduce the computational burden. • Classifiers fusion and winner takes all rule for multiclass fault discrimination.

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