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Analog Device-Level Layout Automation

  • John M. Cohn
  • David J. Garrod
  • Rob A. Rutenbar
  • L. Richard Carley

Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 263)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. John M. Cohn, David J. Garrod, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 1-18
  3. John M. Cohn, David J. Garrod, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 19-63
  4. John M. Cohn, David J. Garrod, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 65-105
  5. John M. Cohn, David J. Garrod, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 107-168
  6. John M. Cohn, David J. Garrod, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 169-188
  7. John M. Cohn, David J. Garrod, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 189-218
  8. John M. Cohn, David J. Garrod, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 219-230
  9. John M. Cohn, David J. Garrod, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 231-252
  10. John M. Cohn, David J. Garrod, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 253-269
  11. John M. Cohn, David J. Garrod, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley
    Pages 271-272
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 273-285

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a detailed summary of research on automatic layout of device-level analog circuits that was undertaken in the late 1980s and early 1990s at Carnegie Mellon University. We focus on the work behind the creation of the tools called KOAN and ANAGRAM II, which form part of the core of the CMU ACACIA analog CAD system. KOAN is a device placer for custom analog cells; ANANGRAM II a detailed area router for these analog cells. We strive to present the motivations behind the architecture of these tools, including detailed discussion of the subtle technology and circuit concerns that must be addressed in any successful analog or mixed-signal layout tool. Our approach in organizing the chapters of the book has been to present our algo­ rithms as a series of responses to these very real and very difficult analog layout problems. Finally, we present numerous examples of results generated by our algorithms. This research was supported in part by the Semiconductor Research Corpora­ tion, by the National Science Foundation, by Harris Semiconductor, and by the International Business Machines Corporation Resident Study Program. Finally, just for the record: John Cohn was the designer of the KOAN placer; David Garrod was the designer of the ANAGRAM II router (and its predeces­ sor, ANAGRAM I). This book was architected by all four authors, edited by John Cohn and Rob Rutenbar, and produced in finished form by John Cohn.

Keywords

RAM algorithms automation integrated circuit layout optimization single-electron transistor static-induction transistor tables

Authors and affiliations

  • John M. Cohn
    • 1
  • David J. Garrod
    • 1
  • Rob A. Rutenbar
    • 1
  • L. Richard Carley
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2756-5
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6189-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2756-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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