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Practical Synthesis of High-Performance Analog Circuits

  • Emil S. Ochotta
  • Tamal Mukherjee
  • Rob A. Rutenbar
  • L. Richard Carley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 1-24
  3. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 25-52
  4. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 53-79
  5. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 81-117
  6. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 119-138
  7. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 139-170
  8. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 171-190
  9. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 191-202
  10. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 203-218
  11. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 219-238
  12. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 239-252
  13. Emil S. Ochotta, Tamal Mukherjee, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 253-258
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 259-289

About this book

Introduction

Practical Synthesis of High-Performance Analog Circuits presents a technique for automating the design of analog circuits.
Market competition and the astounding pace of technological innovation exert tremendous pressure on circuit design engineers to turn ideas into products quickly and get them to market. In digital Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) design, computer aided design (CAD) tools have substantially eased this pressure by automating many of the laborious steps in the design process, thereby allowing the designer to maximise his design expertise.
But the world is not solely digital.
Cellular telephones, magnetic disk drives, neural networks and speech recognition systems are a few of the recent technological innovations that rely on a core of analog circuitry and exploit the density and performance of mixed analog/digital ASICs. To maximize profit, these mixed-signal ASICs must also make it to market as quickly as possible. However, although the engineer working on the digital portion of the ASIC can rely on sophisticated CAD tools to automate much of the design process, there is little help for the engineer working on the analog portion of the chip. With the exception of simulators to verify the circuit design when it is complete, there are almost no general purpose CAD tools that an analog design engineer can take advantage of to automate the analog design flow and reduce his time to market.
Practical Synthesis of High-Performance Analog Circuits presents a new variation-tolerant analog synthesis strategy that is a significant step towards ending the wait for a practical analog synthesis tool. A new synthesis strategy is presented that can fully automate the path from a circuit topology and performance specifications to a sized variation-tolerant circuit schematic. This strategy relies on asymptotic waveform evaluation to predict circuit performance and simulated annealing to solve a novel non-linear infinite programming optimization formulation of the circuit synthesis problem via a sequence of smaller optimization problems.
Practical Synthesis of High-Performance Analog Circuits will be of interest to analog circuit designers, CAD/EDA industry professionals, academics and students.

Keywords

ASIC Signal analog analog circuit design analog design circuit circuit design computer computer-aided design (CAD) design process integrated circuit network neural networks optimization programming

Authors and affiliations

  • Emil S. Ochotta
    • 1
  • Tamal Mukherjee
    • 2
  • Rob A. Rutenbar
    • 2
  • L. Richard Carley
    • 2
  1. 1.San JoseUSA
  2. 2.Carnegie Mellon UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5565-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7545-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5565-0
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