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Analog VLSI Design Automation




ISBN 9780849310904
Published June 27, 2003 by CRC Press
240 Pages - 88 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

The explosive growth and development of the integrated circuit market over the last few years have been mostly limited to the digital VLSI domain. The difficulty of automating the design process in the analog domain, the fact that a general analog design methodology remained undefined, and the poor performance of earlier tools have left the analog world with few, if any, options for automated VLSI design.

Analog VLSI Design Automation may well mark the dawn of a new era. It describes a fully integrated, top-down approach to analog VLSI design automation and presents a methodology for each level of the design hierarchy. The authors define an analog VLSI design automation flow in which every tool has its predefined objectives and interfaces. They present working examples for each tool, and demonstrate the validity of their approach by running their design automation system from the top to the bottom levels in three different case studies.

Technologies like systems-on-a-chip (SOCs) have created a pressing need for automated design tools capable of handling analog circuit blocks. The ideas presented in this book are fully adaptable to various design classes. Using these ideas, you will be able to develop new methodologies and algorithms that will significantly reduce design costs and time to market for many practical systems.

Table of Contents

ANALOG VLSI DESIGN AUTOMATION
Introduction
Previous Analog Design Flows
Proposed Design Flow and Tools
Design Examples
SYSTEM-LEVEL DESIGN AUTOMATION
Introduction
Performance Estimation
Macromodeling
High Level Synthesis of Switched Capacitor Filters
High Level Synthesis of Analog Neural Networks
High Level Synthesis of A/D Converters
CIRCUIT LEVEL SYNTHESIS
Introduction
Evolution-Based Automatic Synthesis Strategy
Evolution-Based Analog IC Optimization
DC Simulator
Performance Modeling
Incorporation of transistor mismatches
Synthesis Examples and Discussion of Results
Concluding Remarks
LAYOUT-LEVEL DESIGN AUTOMATION
Introduction
Device Generation
Partitioning and Floorplanning
Placement
Routing
Post Layout Improvements
Performance Issues in Analog Layout Generation
Conclusions and Future Directions
DESIGN AUTOMATION CASE STUDIES
Introduction
SC Filter Design Example
Neural Network Design Example
A/D Converter Design Example
CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
APPENDIX: CMOS Spice Models

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