Analog Filter Synthesis from VHDL-AMS

  • Fazrena A. Hamid
  • Tom J. Kazmierski


An analog synthesis technique for VHDL-AMS behavioral descriptions of very high-frequency filters is described. The technique is based on automatic netlist extraction from VHDL-AMS parse trees. The primary application of this work is automated synthesis of high-frequency filter blocks in analog or mixed-signal ASIC designs. The technique is demonstrated with two practical examples — the first is a second-order, 1 GHz bandpass silicon LC filter, and the second example is a 4th order lowpass Chebyshev filter. Both examples gives an optimized result which are tailored to the specifications.


Parse Tree Analog Filter Automate Synthesis Filter Synthesis Spiral Inductor 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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