Analog Circuits and Systems Optimization based on Evolutionary Computation Techniques

  • Manuel F. M. Barros
  • Jorge M. C. Guilherme
  • Nuno C. G. Horta

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 294)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Manuel F. M. Barros, Jorge M. C. Guilherme, Nuno C. G. Horta
    Pages 1-18
  3. Manuel F. M. Barros, Jorge M. C. Guilherme, Nuno C. G. Horta
    Pages 19-47
  4. Manuel F. M. Barros, Jorge M. C. Guilherme, Nuno C. G. Horta
    Pages 49-88
  5. Manuel F. M. Barros, Jorge M. C. Guilherme, Nuno C. G. Horta
    Pages 89-107
  6. Manuel F. M. Barros, Jorge M. C. Guilherme, Nuno C. G. Horta
    Pages 109-137
  7. Manuel F. M. Barros, Jorge M. C. Guilherme, Nuno C. G. Horta
    Pages 139-186
  8. Manuel F. M. Barros, Jorge M. C. Guilherme, Nuno C. G. Horta
    Pages 187-189
  9. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

The microelectronics market trends present an ever-increasing level of complexity with special emphasis on the production of complex mixed-signal systems-on-chip. Strict economic and design pressures have driven the development of new methods to automate the analog design process. However, and despite some significant research efforts, the essential act of design at the transistor level is still performed by the trial and error interaction between the designer and the simulator.

This book presents a new design automation methodology based on a modified genetic algorithm kernel, in order to improve efficiency on the analog IC design cycle. The proposed approach combines a robust optimization with corner analysis, machine learning techniques and distributed processing capability able to deal with multi-objective and constrained optimization problems. The resulting optimization tool and the improvement in design productivity is demonstrated for the design of CMOS operational amplifiers.

Keywords

CMOS Transistor automation complexity development environment learning optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Manuel F. M. Barros
    • 1
  • Jorge M. C. Guilherme
    • 1
  • Nuno C. G. Horta
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesInstituto Politécnico de TomarLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesInstituto Superior TécnicoLisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12346-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12345-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12346-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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