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Analogue circuit synthesis from VHDL-AMS

  • Tom J. Kazmierski
  • Fazrena A. Hamid
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Abstract

The paper presents the evolution of analogue synthesis techniques and present recent research results into automated analogue synthesis in the context of VHDL-AMS. The emergence of VHDL-AMS provides a basis for a new approach to analogue and mixed-signal circuit synthesis. Like digital VHDL, VHDL-AMS supports process-level parallelism and provides constructs to describe process communication and signal assignments. This gives rise to a development of architectural analogue synthesis techniques that would be analogous to the well-established methods in digital synthesis based on high-level VHDL or Verilog descriptions. Two sample synthesis systems based on VHDL-AMS, i.e. VASE and NEUSYS are presented.

Keywords

Analogue Circuit Digital Circuit Hardware Description Language Synthesis Tool Analogue Integrate Circuit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom J. Kazmierski
    • 1
  • Fazrena A. Hamid
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonUK

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