AIDA-CMK: Multi-Algorithm Optimization Kernel Applied to Analog IC Sizing

  • Ricardo Lourenço
  • Nuno Lourenço
  • Nuno Horta

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Computational Intelligence book sub series (BRIEFSINTELL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ricardo Lourenço, Nuno Lourenço, Nuno Horta
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ricardo Lourenço, Nuno Lourenço, Nuno Horta
    Pages 7-16
  4. Ricardo Lourenço, Nuno Lourenço, Nuno Horta
    Pages 17-31
  5. Ricardo Lourenço, Nuno Lourenço, Nuno Horta
    Pages 33-41
  6. Ricardo Lourenço, Nuno Lourenço, Nuno Horta
    Pages 43-49
  7. Ricardo Lourenço, Nuno Lourenço, Nuno Horta
    Pages 51-61
  8. Ricardo Lourenço, Nuno Lourenço, Nuno Horta
    Pages 63-64

About this book


This work addresses the research and development of an innovative optimization kernel applied to analog integrated circuit (IC) design. Particularly, this works describes the modifications inside the AIDA Framework, an electronic design automation framework fully developed by at the Integrated Circuits Group-LX of the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon. It focusses on AIDA-CMK, by enhancing AIDA-C, which is the circuit optimizer component of AIDA, with a new multi-objective multi-constraint optimization module that constructs a base for multiple algorithm implementations. The proposed solution implements three approaches to multi-objective multi-constraint optimization, namely, an evolutionary approach with NSGAII, a swarm intelligence approach with MOPSO and stochastic hill climbing approach with MOSA. Moreover, the implemented structure allows the easy hybridization between kernels transforming the previous simple NSGAII optimization module into a more evolved and versatile module supporting multiple single and multi-kernel algorithms.The three multi-objective optimization approaches were validated with CEC2009 benchmarks to constrained multi-objective optimization and tested with real analog IC design problems. The achieved results were compared in terms of performance, using statistical results obtained from multiple independent runs. Finally, some hybrid approaches were also experimented, giving a foretaste to a wide range of opportunities to explore in future work.


AIDA-CMK Analog Integrated Circuit Design Application of MOPSO Application of NSGAII Electronic Design Automation MOO Multi Constraint Framework Multi-Objective Framework Stochastic Hill Climbing Approach MOSA

Authors and affiliations

  • Ricardo Lourenço
    • 1
  • Nuno Lourenço
    • 2
  • Nuno Horta
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesInstituto de Telecomunicações/InstitutoLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Técnico SuperiorLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Instituto de Telecomunicacoes ICG-LXLisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15954-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15955-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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