Enhanced AIDA’s Circuit-Level Optimization Kernel

  • 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 describes how the Gradient Model described in the previous chapter is used to enhance the circuit-level optimization tool, GENOM-POF [1]. GENOM-POF is part of the Analog Integrated circuit Design Automation environment (AIDA) [2], developed in the Integrated Circuits Group at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisboa, Portugal. The integration of the gradient model includes both embedding the model in the optimization kernel, and add the model’s setup options to AIDA’s graphical user interface (GUI), which allows the visualization of the results and the configuration of the parameters, such as the objectives, constraints and input variables, ranges, etc.


Analog IC design Circuit-level sizing Optimization-based sizing Genetic algorithm Genetic operators Gradient model 


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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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