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A formulation for analog behavioral-level sensitivity and steady-state analysis

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The synthesis and verification of larger analog systems in the context of mixed signal ASICs requires formulation of simulation and analysis methods at the analog behavioral level. In this paper we present a formulation for sensitivity and steady state analysis of analog systems at the behavioral level. This formulation is useful for analysis and design space exploration of higher-level analog architectures synthesized from behavioral specifications. Conventional methods are formulated within the context of circuit level simulators such as SPICE, forcing the designer to model systems in terms of primitive circuit-level equivalent circuits thereby taking away advantages of higher level system modeling and simulation.

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Antao, B.A.A., Brodersen, A.J. A formulation for analog behavioral-level sensitivity and steady-state analysis. Analog Integr Circ Sig Process 11, 217–229 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00240486

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Keywords

  • Design Space
  • Space Exploration
  • Analog System
  • Analog Architecture
  • Mixed Signal