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Low-Power Design Techniques and CAD Tools for Analog and RF Integrated Circuits

  • Piet Wambacq
  • Georges Gielen
  • John Gerrits
  • Rene van Leuken
  • Alexander de Graaf
  • Reinder Nouta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Georges Gielen, Piet Wambacq, John F. M. Gerrits
    Pages 1-7
  3. Jaijeet Roychowdhury
    Pages 9-42
  4. Gerd Vandersteen, Piet Wambacq, Stéphane Donnay, Wolfgang Eberle, Yves Rolain
    Pages 43-59
  5. Piet Vanassche, Georges Gielen, Willy Sansen
    Pages 61-81
  6. Erik Lauwers, Georges Gielen
    Pages 83-105
  7. Lars Hedrich, Walter Hartong
    Pages 155-191
  8. Catherine Dehollain, Norbert Joehl, Michel Declercq, Patrick Favre, Philippe Deval, Alexandre Vouilloz
    Pages 193-213
  9. Andrea Baschirotto
    Pages 215-250
  10. Francesco Svelto, Enrico Sacchi, Francesco Gatta, Danilo Manstretta, Rinaldo Castello
    Pages 251-265
  11. John F. M. Gerrits
    Pages 267-290
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 291-294

About this book


Modern System-on-Chip designs are increasingly mixed-signal designs that require efficient systematic design methodologies and supporting computer-aided design (CAD) tools to manage the design complexity in the available design time, that is ever decreasing due to tightening time-to-market constraints. The purpose of Low-Power Design Techniques and CAD Tools for Analog and RF Integrated Circuits is to provide an overview of very recent research results that have been achieved as part of the Low-Power Initiative of the European Union, in the field of analog, RF and mixed-signal design methodologies and CAD tools. It is a representative sampling of the current state of the art in this area, with special focus on low-power design methodologies and tools for analog and RF circuits and architectures. Concrete designs, mainly for telecommunication applications, such as low-noise amplifiers, oscillators, filters, but also complete transceiver front-ends, are discussed and analyzed in a methodological way, and their modeling and simulation, both at the circuit level and at the architectural level, are treated. In this way, the eleven contributions of this book combine in a unique way designs with methodologies and CAD that will be interesting to designers and CAD developers, both in industry and academia.


CAD CMOS algorithms architecture communication complexity computer-aided design (CAD) filter integrated circuit modeling simulation system on chip (SoC) tables

Editors and affiliations

  • Piet Wambacq
    • 1
  • Georges Gielen
    • 2
  • John Gerrits
    • 3
  • Rene van Leuken
    • 4
  • Alexander de Graaf
    • 4
  • Reinder Nouta
    • 4
  1. 1.IMECBelgium
  2. 2.Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.CSEM System EngineeringSwitzerland
  4. 4.TU Delft/DIMESDelftThe Netherlands

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