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Practical placement and routing techniques for analog circuit designs

Linfu Xiao, Evangeline F. Y. Young, Xiaoyong He, K. P. Pun
2010 2010 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD)  
1 In this paper, we will present an effective layout method for analog circuits.  ...  In order to have successful routing, we will perform analog-based routability-driven adjustment during the placement process, taking into account for analog circuits that wires are not preferred to be  ...  Matching and symmetry in placement and routing of analog circuits are thus very important. Layout design of analog circuits is an error prone and timeconsuming process.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iccad.2010.5654239 dblp:conf/iccad/XiaoYHP10 fatcat:wjrkjiu74fbcbhhcj6m6l3tlfi

A Robust 96.6-dB-SNDR 50-kHz-Bandwidth Switched-Capacitor Delta-Sigma Modulator for IR Imagers in Space Instrumentation

Michele Dei, Stepan Sutula, Jose Cisneros, Ernesto Pun, Richard Jansen, Lluís Terés, Francisco Serra-Graells
2017 Sensors  
This paper presents a 96.6-dB-SNDR (Signal-to-Noise-plus-Distortion Ratio) 50-kHz-bandwidth fourth-order single-bit switched-capacitor delta-sigma modulator for ADC operating at 1.8 V and consuming 7.9  ...  The detector array control and signal conversion component in [3] could readout up to 36 channels in parallel.  ...  to clock jitter, the high linearity of integrated capacitors and matching-based design methodologies.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s17061273 pmid:28574466 pmcid:PMC5492374 fatcat:kpzxrecox5azjpzv4azcu2wepm

AutoCRAFT: Layout Automation for Custom Circuits in Advanced FinFET Technologies

Hao Chen, Walker J. Turner, Sanquan Song, Keren Zhu, George F. Kokai, Brian Zimmer, C. Thomas Gray, Brucek Khailany, David Z. Pan, Haoxing Ren
2022 Proceedings of the 2022 International Symposium on Physical Design  
Despite continuous efforts in layout automation for full-custom circuits, including analog/mixed-signal (AMS) designs, automated layout tools have not yet been widely adopted in current industrial full-custom  ...  This paper presents AutoCRAFT, an automatic layout generator targeting region-based layouts for advanced FinFET-based full-custom circuits.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This work is supported in part by NVIDIA Corporation, the DARPA IDEA program, and the NSF under Grant No. 1704758.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3505170.3511044 fatcat:tovuba5ac5hj7msttbdgouf7ku

The Sandblaster Software-Defined Radio Platform for Mobile 4G Wireless Communications

V. Surducan, M. Moudgill, G. Nacer, E. Surducan, P. Balzola, J. Glossner, S. Stanley, Meng Yu, D. Iancu
2009 International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting  
Performance results for WiMAX are presented in the conclusion section.  ...  The coupling between signals grows with the circuit board thickness resulting in higher noise and signal interference.  ...  to Analog Converter D2A (TX) with a theoretical signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of about 52 dB for the RX and 57 dB for the TX.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2009/384507 fatcat:qvkfiq35nncb7jlicvokuomwdi

Starting Framework for Analog Numerical Analysis for Energy-Efficient Computing

Jennifer Hasler
2017 Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications  
The focus of this work is to develop a starting framework for analog numerical analysis and related algorithm questions.  ...  This work starts the conversation of analog numerical analysis, including exploring the relevancy and need for this framework.  ...  Without his inspirational teaching, I would never have had the appreciation for numerical analysis or computer arithmetic sufficient enough to embark in this effort.  ... 
doi:10.3390/jlpea7030017 fatcat:rm4nchlxvzhg5i2kjkkhr6jvuy

System on Chip Noise Integrity Simulation

Vasiliki Gavriilidou, Andriana Voulkidou, Thomas Noulis, Norocel Codreanu, Ciprian Ionescu
2022 Chips  
The proposed noise integrity aware simulation flow properly estimates the substrate coupling effect and predicts the analog/RF victim circuit performance degradation due to noise coupling mechanisms.  ...  In mixed-signal integrated circuits, interference between digital noisy and sensitive analog/RF circuits is a challenging performance issue.  ...  Acknowledgments: The contribution of Vasileios Gerakis in the EM simulations is greatly acknowledged. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Chips 2022, 1  ... 
doi:10.3390/chips1010003 fatcat:5gvrtnidsja4tc75xfnoaliaum

Basic EMC Concepts at IC Level [chapter]

Jean-Michel Redouté, Michiel Steyaert
2009 EMC of Analog Integrated Circuits  
exciting discipline of analog integrated circuit design on the other hand.  ...  Analog versus digital integrated circuits Digital integrated circuits are inherently less susceptible to EMI than their analog counterparts: this stems from the fact that digital circuits have the benefit  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-90-481-3230-0_2 fatcat:3g3srqns4bdxzp57tjfs7c26iq

Analog Circuit Design in Nanoscale CMOS Technologies

Lanny L. Lewyn, Trond Ytterdal, Carsten Wulff, Kenneth Martin
2009 Proceedings of the IEEE  
Classic analog designs are being replaced by digital methods, using nanoscale digital devices, for calibrating circuits, overcoming device mismatches, and reducing bias and temperature dependence.  ...  Device Matching Device matching has always been a major concern for analog CMOS circuit designers.  ...  SOC System-on-chip: technology that enables integration of all necessary electronic circuits for a complete system on a single integrated circuit.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2009.2024663 fatcat:mzxbcrpd4nht3hwayzlgibal2q

High-speed and low-power scalable Hamming weight comparator based on a non-weighted switched-capacitor array

Saleh Abdel-hafeez, Behrooz Parhami
2012 Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing  
The switchedcapacitor array circuit is composed of uniform capacitances, thus associating identical charges with all bits, independent of their positions in the input bit-vectors.  ...  The structure is shown to support wide input vectors on the order of 64 bits, while requiring a small silicon area for capacitor array structures, CMOS switches, and latched comparators to compute and  ...  Comparison principle Switched-capacitor arrays constitute common mechanisms for analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog conversion.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10470-012-9991-8 fatcat:viaf5niv7zfa7owynqmpq6xyhe

Challenges and opportunities for multi-functional oxide thin films for voltage tunable radio frequency/microwave components

Guru Subramanyam, M. W. Cole, Nian X. Sun, Thottam S. Kalkur, Nick M. Sbrockey, Gary S. Tompa, Xiaomei Guo, Chonglin Chen, S. P. Alpay, G. A. Rossetti, Kaushik Dayal, Long-Qing Chen (+1 others)
2013 Journal of Applied Physics  
Strong magneto-electric coupling has also been demonstrated in different multiferroic heterostructures, which show giant voltage control of the ferromagnetic resonance frequency of more than two octaves  ...  This manuscript reviews recent advances in the processing, and application development for the complex oxides and multiferroics, with the focus on voltage tunable RF/microwave components.  ...  The technology drivers for thin film varactors include discrete decoupling capacitors for printed circuit boards (PCBs) to passive rf circuit components, impedance matching networks for power amplifiers  ... 
doi:10.1063/1.4827019 fatcat:n4p6pcfkhbdjhge5qqdgb5bruy

Analog Architecture Complexity Theory Empowering Ultra-Low Power Configurable Analog and Mixed Mode SoC Systems

Jennifer Hasler
2019 Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications  
As in digital systems, a strong architecture theory, based on experimental results, is essential for these opportunities.  ...  Designing analog systems, whether small or large scale, must optimize their architectures for energy consumption.  ...  Sydney, UCLA, and Caltech in 2018.  ... 
doi:10.3390/jlpea9010004 fatcat:cgycffc65bhmdaky2apedcjxma

Constraint-Based Layout-Driven Sizing of Analog Circuits

Husni Habal, Helmut Graeb
2011 IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems  
In this circuit example, C0 is placed as a single large capacitor, since matching is not an issue.  ...  (RF) circuits, while only parasitic wire resistance and coupling capacitance is important in low frequency analog circuits.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcad.2011.2158732 fatcat:schj7wh4fnfazepnii5cgywpfa

Power-conscious design of wireless circuits and systems

A.A. Abidi, G.J. Pottie, W.J. Kaiser
2000 Proceedings of the IEEE  
Using as example ultralow power wireless devices for messaging such as paging receivers and wireless sensor networks, in the first part this paper presents the relationship between current consumption  ...  However, with growing experience the fundamental principles underlying power conscious design of RF circuits, systems, and networks are only now becoming known.  ...  For example, a 5b switch-selectable capacitor array in parallel with a fixed capacitor equal to the largest array capacitor encompasses variation of up to ±50% in dielectric thickness, while tuning the  ... 
doi:10.1109/5.888993 fatcat:6cevnczuazc6bbi6gh37zv3xqq

2019 Index IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers Vol. 66

2019 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part 1: Regular Papers  
., +, TCSI Oct. 2019 3664-3675 Integrated Output Matching Networks for Class-J/J −1 Power Amplifiers.  ...  ., +, TCSI Feb. 2019 524-533 A 124 fJ/Bit Cascode Current Mirror Array Based PUF With 1.50% Native Unstable Bit Ratio.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcsi.2020.2966967 fatcat:f663jj5g45e3peggn3gwn5jys4

High-performance ULSI

Ron Ho
2005 Proceedings of the 2005 international workshop on System level interconnect prediction - SLIP '05  
There are some interesting solutions in the circuit space • Noise cancellation, staggered repeaters (Naffziger, ISSCC '01) What about coupled noise?  ...  There are some interesting solutions in the circuit space • Noise cancellation, staggered repeaters (Naffziger, ISSCC '01) attacker What about coupled noise?  ... 
doi:10.1145/1053355.1053357 dblp:conf/slip/Ho05 fatcat:6235tn6qcbbkxhd6obbt6loihy
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