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Top-Down Design of Mixed-Signal Circuits

  • Ken Kundert

Abstract

With mixed-signal designs becoming more complex and time-to-market windows shrinking, designers cannot hope to keep up unless they change the way they design. They must adopt a more formal process for design and verification: top-down design. It involves more than simply a cursory design of the circuit block diagram before designing the blocks. Rather, it also involves developing and following a formal verification plan and an incremental and methodical approach for transforming the design from a abstract block diagram to a detailed transistor-level implementation.

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Design Team Abstract Data Type Analog Synthesis Design Style Simulation Plan 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken Kundert
    • 1
  1. 1.Cadence Design SystemsSan JoseUSA

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