Tools for Analog Design

  • C. Meixenberger
  • R. K. Henderson
  • L. Astier
  • M. Degrauwe

Abstract

This paper presents a synopsis of the state-of-the-art in the field of analog design automation. The advantages and the limitations of the existing approaches are reviewed. Based on these considerations a new design tool for analog circuits is proposed. Its developement is driven by the EDA framework technology and key user’s requirements such as “zero-programming” interfaces. The tool is fully integrated in the Mentor Graphics FALCON Framework and is intended to suit modern mixed-mode design methodologies.

Keywords

Design Tool Analog Circuit System Verification Analog Design Design Knowledge 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Meixenberger
    • 1
  • R. K. Henderson
    • 1
  • L. Astier
    • 1
  • M. Degrauwe
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de MicrotechniqueNeuchâtelSwitzerland

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