By Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu, Enrico Malavasi, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vince
Analog circuit layout is usually the bottleneck whilst designing combined analog-digital structures. A Top-Down, Constraint-Driven Design Methodology for Analog built-in Circuits offers a new method in keeping with a top-down, constraint-driven layout paradigm that gives an answer to this challenge. this technique has valuable merits: (1) it presents a excessive chance for the 1st silicon which meets all standards, and (2) it shortens the layout cycle.
A Top-Down, Constraint-Driven layout technique for Analog Integrated Circuits is a part of an ongoing study attempt at the collage of California at Berkeley within the electric Engineering and laptop Sciences division. Many college and scholars, prior and current, are engaged on this layout technique and its aiding instruments. The vital targets are: (1) constructing the layout method, (2) constructing and utilizing new instruments, and (3) `proving' the technique by way of venture `industrial energy' layout examples. The paintings offered this is neither a starting nor an lead to the improvement of a whole top-down, constraint-driven layout technique, yet really a step in its improvement.
This paintings is split into 3 elements. bankruptcy 2 offers the layout technique in addition to beginning fabric. Chapters 3-8 describe aiding suggestions for the method, from behavioral simulation and modeling to circuit module turbines. ultimately, Chapters Sept. 11 illustrate the method intimately by means of featuring the complete layout cycle via 3 large-scale examples. those comprise the layout of a present resource D/A converter, a Sigma-Delta A/D converter, and a video motive force method. bankruptcy 12 offers conclusions and present study issues.
A Top-Down, Constraint-Driven layout method for Analog Integrated Circuits could be of curiosity to analog and mixed-signal designers in addition to CAD device builders.
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