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Routing Analog Circuits

  • Günhan Dündar
  • Ahmet Unutulmaz
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Abstract

This chapter presents a review of routers for analog circuits, some practical issues for analog routing, and a template-based routing strategy. Basic algorithms and methods used for routing are discussed first, starting from the maze router and continuing towards more sophisticated routing algorithms. Then, data representations commonly used for routing are described in some detail. Analog design specific routing issues and methods are then discussed. Various routing strategies from the literature and developed by the authors are presented in some detail. Specialized routers for two analog applications, namely RF design and analog arrays, are also presented. Manufacturing and yield issues for routing are discussed briefly before conclusions and a discussion of various open problems in routing of analog integrated circuits

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Design Automation Analog Circuit Steiner Point Grid Graph Layout Generation 
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringBoğaziçi UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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