Embedding Mixed-Signal Design in Systems-on-Chip

J.M. Rabaey, F. De Bernardinis, A.M. Niknejad, B. Nikolic, A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
2006 Proceedings of the IEEE  
Innovative approaches and new design methodologies are needed to integrate digital, analog and RF components in CMOS systems-on-a-chip smaller than 100 nm. ABSTRACT | With semiconductor technology feature size scaling below 100 nm, mixed-signal design faces some important challenges, caused among others by reduced supply voltages, process variation, and declining intrinsic device gains. Addressing these challenges requires innovative solutions, at the technology, circuit, architecture, and
more » ... n-methodology level. We present some of these solutions, including a structured platform-based design methodology to enable a meaningful exploration of the broad design space and to classify potential solutions in terms of the relevant metrics.
doi:10.1109/jproc.2006.873609 fatcat:bfsn4niuozbtzmyccioarvqyuq