Introduction to Analog VLSI Design Automation

  • Mohammed Ismail
  • José Franca

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Helana Pohjonen
    Pages 29-43
  3. Georges Gielen, Willy Sansen
    Pages 79-111
  4. W. Martin Snelgrove
    Pages 151-162
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-184

About this book


Very large scale integration (VLSI) technologies are now maturing with a current emphasis toward submicron structures and sophisticated applications combining digital as well as analog circuits on a single chip. Abundant examples are found on today's advanced systems for telecom­ munications, robotics, automotive electronics, image processing, intelli­ gent sensors, etc .. Exciting new applications are being unveiled in the field of neural computing where the massive use of analog/digital VLSI technologies will have a significant impact. To match such a fast technological trend towards single chip ana­ logi digital VLSI systems, researchers worldwide have long realized the vital need of producing advanced computer aided tools for designing both digital and analog circuits and systems for silicon integration. Ar­ chitecture and circuit compilation, device sizing and the layout genera­ tion are but a few familiar tasks on the world of digital integrated circuit design which can be efficiently accomplished by matured computer aided tools. In contrast, the art of tools for designing and producing analog or even analogi digital integrated circuits is quite primitive and still lack­ ing the industrial penetration and acceptance already achieved by digital counterparts. In fact, analog design is commonly perceived to be one of the most knowledge-intensive design tasks and analog circuits are still designed, largely by hand, by expert intimately familiar with nuances of the target application and integrated circuit fabrication process. The techniques needed to build good analog circuits seem to exist solely as expertise invested in individual designers.


Counter Sensor VLSI analog automation circuit design computer computer-aided design (CAD) design electronics image processing integrated circuit layout robot robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammed Ismail
    • 1
  • José Franca
    • 2
  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Instituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8823-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1535-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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