A Top-Down, Constraint-Driven Design Methodology for Analog Integrated Circuits

  • Henry Chang
  • Edoardo Charbon
  • Umakanta Choudhury
  • Alper Demir
  • Eric Felt
  • Edward Liu
  • Enrico Malavasi
  • Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
  • Iasson Vassiliou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 1-16
  3. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 17-37
  4. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 39-100
  5. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 101-114
  6. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 115-152
  7. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 153-189
  8. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 191-215
  9. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 217-222
  10. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 223-245
  11. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 247-287
  12. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 289-332
  13. Henry Chang, Edoardo Charbon, Umakanta Choudhury, Alper Demir, Eric Felt, Edward Liu et al.
    Pages 333-334
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 335-369

About this book

Introduction

Analog circuit design is often the bottleneck when designing mixed analog-digital systems. A Top-Down, Constraint-Driven Design Methodology for Analog Integrated Circuits presents a new methodology based on a top-down, constraint-driven design paradigm that provides a solution to this problem. This methodology has two principal advantages: (1) it provides a high probability for the first silicon which meets all specifications, and (2) it shortens the design cycle.
A Top-Down, Constraint-Driven Design Methodology for Analog Integrated Circuits is part of an ongoing research effort at the University of California at Berkeley in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department. Many faculty and students, past and present, are working on this design methodology and its supporting tools. The principal goals are: (1) developing the design methodology, (2) developing and applying new tools, and (3) `proving' the methodology by undertaking `industrial strength' design examples. The work presented here is neither a beginning nor an end in the development of a complete top-down, constraint-driven design methodology, but rather a step in its development.
This work is divided into three parts. Chapter 2 presents the design methodology along with foundation material. Chapters 3-8 describe supporting concepts for the methodology, from behavioral simulation and modeling to circuit module generators. Finally, Chapters 9-11 illustrate the methodology in detail by presenting the entire design cycle through three large-scale examples. These include the design of a current source D/A converter, a Sigma-Delta A/D converter, and a video driver system. Chapter 12 presents conclusions and current research topics.
A Top-Down, Constraint-Driven Design Methodology for Analog Integrated Circuits will be of interest to analog and mixed-signal designers as well as CAD tool developers.

Keywords

Generator Signal analog analog circuit design circuit design computer computer-aided design (CAD) development electrical engineering integrated circuit layout material modeling optimization simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Henry Chang
    • 1
  • Edoardo Charbon
    • 1
  • Umakanta Choudhury
    • 1
  • Alper Demir
    • 1
  • Eric Felt
    • 1
  • Edward Liu
    • 1
  • Enrico Malavasi
    • 1
  • Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
    • 1
  • Iasson Vassiliou
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8752-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4680-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8752-5
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