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AIDA-C Variation-Aware Circuit Synthesis Tool

  • António Manuel Lourenço Canelas
  • Jorge Manuel Correia Guilherme
  • Nuno Cavaco Gomes Horta
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Abstract

This chapter presents a short overview of AIDA-C flow. Also, changes related to the implementation of the new MC-based yield estimation methodology, which led to the new AIDA-C Variation-Aware version tool, are detailed. AIDA-C is an analog circuit sizing simulation-based, multi-objective, and multi-constraint optimization tool. As a simulation-based optimization tool, AIDA-C evaluates potential solutions using an electrical simulator. Among the different circuit simulators supported by the evaluation module are commercial simulators, such as Cadence® Spectre®, Mentor Graphics’ ELDO™, or Synopsys® HSPICE®, and open-source simulators like the NGSpice circuit simulator.

Keywords

Analog IC synthesis Process capability index Parametric yield 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • António Manuel Lourenço Canelas
    • 1
  • Jorge Manuel Correia Guilherme
    • 2
  • Nuno Cavaco Gomes Horta
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Superior TécnicoInstituto de TelecomunicaçõesLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Politécnico de TomarInstituto de TelecomunicaçõesLisbonPortugal

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