required number of points for Monte-Carlo simulation

1. required number of points for Monte-Carlo simulation

How determinate required number of points for Monte-Carlo simulation in cadence virtuoso? •

2. Re: required number of points for Monte-Carlo simulation Originally Posted by zhorik21 How determinate required number of points for Monte-Carlo simulation in cadence virtuoso?
like any other statistical method, you need enough samples to build confidence that you are capturing the behavior of the overall population. it can be 10. it can be 1000. •

3. Re: required number of points for Monte-Carlo simulation

Thanks for you answer. But how can i know that i have enough samples. For example i simulate a operational amplifier and look on offset voltage. If i have 100 point for monte carlo simulation, i have correct result? Or i should take 1000/2000 to plot correct curve of distribution? •

4. Re: required number of points for Monte-Carlo simulation

The number of points needed is determined by the statistical confidence level you want.
There is no "correct result" in statistics, only a good result.
For a better understanding, you need a basic understanding of statistics.

Looking at the mean and standard deviation of the results will give you an idea of how good your Monte-Carlo data is in determining the expected deviation in a production run.

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6. Re: required number of points for Monte-Carlo simulation

100 points usually for me gave a pretty good standard deviation for an OPAmp offset voltage, sometimes 30 is enough if the design is in an initial state, not bad, but to see the contribution percentage of the devices to the offset an 1000 points are required at least. These are just kind of thumb rules, but above answers covered this topic.

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