By Topic

Knowledge-based design automation of highly non-linear circuits using simulation correction

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
M. Zakaria ; Dept. of Electr. & Commun. Eng., Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, Egypt ; M. Madbouly ; M. A. El-Nozahi ; M. Dessouky

The design of highly non-linear circuits is a challenging and time-consuming task both for designers and design-automation tools. This paper presents a method for automated design of such circuits. By combining equations and heuristics with simulation-corrections, it allows to achieve the accuracy of optimization-based sizing with the speed of knowledge-based sizing one. The correction scheme is also used to reduce the number of independent variables. Sizing, speed and accuracy allow it to be used in the design and technology migration of digital libraries, full-custom cells as well as dynamically during timing analysis to compensate long critical paths. Applications are also appealing for highly non-linear analog functions. A prototype tool has been implemented in MATLAB.

Published in:

Microelectronics, 2003. ICM 2003. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

9-11 Dec. 2003