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Volume 2009, Article ID 824531, 5 pages
Research Article

An Iterative Decomposed Piecewise-Linear Model Description

Electronics Department, National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, 72840 Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico

Received 2 March 2009; Accepted 3 June 2009

Academic Editor: Fahrettin Yakuphanoglu

Copyright © 2009 Victor Jimenez-Fernandez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A model description for the representation of one-dimensional piecewise-linear characteristics is presented. The model can be denoted as a decomposed one, because the independent and dependent variables of the PWL characteristic are treated separately. It is also called iterative, because the particular representation of each segment of the PWL characteristic depends on the value of only one parameter included in the mathematical formulation, it gives the possibility of modeling both, univalued and multivalued PWL characteristics.