An Automated Design Methodology of RF Circuits by Using Pareto-Optimal Fronts of EM-Simulated Inductors

Reinier Gonzalez-Echevarria, Elisenda Roca, Rafael Castro-Lopez, Francisco V. Fernandez, Javier Sieiro, Jose Maria Lopez-Villegas, Neus Vidal
2017 IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems  
A new design methodology for radiofrequency circuits is presented that includes electromagnetic (EM) simulation of the inductors into the optimization flow. This is achieved by previously generating the Pareto-optimal front (POF) of the inductors using EM simulation. Inductors are selected from the Pareto front and their S-parameter matrix is included in the circuit netlist that is simulated using an RF simulator. Generating the EM-simulated POF of inductors is computationally expensive, but
more » ... y expensive, but once generated, it can be used for any circuit design. The methodology is illustrated both for a single-objective and a multi-objective optimization of a Low Noise Amplifier.
doi:10.1109/tcad.2016.2564362 fatcat:d4ylnlafircwdhibklwcxpv5la