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Automation of analog IC layout : challenges and solutions

  • Physical analog IC design has not been automated to the same degree as digital IC design. This shortfall is primarily rooted in the analog IC design problem itself, which is considerably more complex even for small problem sizes. Significant progress has been made in analog automation in several R&D target areas in recent years. Constraint engineering and generator-based module approaches are among the innovations that have emerged. Our paper will first present a brief review of the state of the art of analog layout automation. We will then introduce active and open research areas and present two visions – a “continuous layout design flow” and a “bottom-up meets top-down design flow” – which could significantly push analog design automation towards its goal of analog synthesis.

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Author of HS ReutlingenScheible, Jürgen
Erschienen in:ISPD '15 : proceedings of the 2015 International Symposium on Physical Design ; March 29 - April 1, 2015, Monterey, CA, USA
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery
Place of publication:New York, NY
Editor:Azadeh Davoodi
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2015
Tag:algorithms; analog design; analog layout automation; constraint engineering; design methodology; layout; physical design; verification
Page Number:8
First Page:33
Last Page:40
DDC classes:537 Elektrizität, Elektronik
Open access?:Nein
Licence (German):License Logo  In Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt