• Frederico A. E. Rocha
  • Ricardo M. F. Martins
  • Nuno C. C. Lourenço
  • Nuno C. G. Horta
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


This chapter presents a brief introduction to analog integrated circuits (ICs) design and to the area of analog IC design automation. First, the analog IC design problem is presented, that led to the research in this area, then, the traditional analog design flow is sketched and, finally, the features of the proposed methodology to enhance the circuit-sizing task are outlined.


Analog IC design Circuit sizing Gradient rules Electronic design automation Computer-aided-design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederico A. E. Rocha
    • 1
  • Ricardo M. F. Martins
    • 1
  • Nuno C. C. Lourenço
    • 2
  • Nuno C. G. Horta
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Técnico SuperiorLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.IST/IT-Integrated Circuits GroupInstituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal

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