Analog Layout Generation Performance and Manufacturability by Koen Lampaert

By Koen Lampaert

Analog built-in circuits are extremely important as interfaces among the electronic elements of built-in digital structures and the outdoors global. a wide section of the trouble thinking about designing those circuits is spent within the structure section. while the actual layout of electronic circuits is automatic to a wide volume, the structure of analog circuits remains to be a guide, time-consuming and error-prone activity. this is often mostly a result of non-stop nature of analog signs, which motives analog circuit functionality to be very delicate to structure parasitics. The parasitic components linked to interconnect wires reason loading and coupling results that degrade the frequency behaviour and the noise functionality of analog circuits. gadget mismatch and thermal results placed a basic restrict at the conceivable accuracy of circuits. For profitable automation of analog structure, complicated position and direction instruments which may deal with those severe parasitics are required.
some time past, computerized analog format instruments attempted to optimize the format with out quantifying the functionality degradation brought via structure parasitics. for this reason, it was once no longer assured that the ensuing structure met the requisites and a number of format iterations may possibly be wanted. In Analog format new release for functionality and Manufacturability, the authors suggest a functionality pushed structure technique to conquer this challenge. during this technique, the structure instruments are pushed by way of functionality constraints, such that the ultimate structure, with parasitic results, nonetheless satisfies the standards of the circuit. The functionality degradation linked with an intermediate format resolution is evaluated at runtime utilizing predetermined sensitivities. against this with different functionality pushed structure methodologies, the instruments proposed during this publication function at once at the functionality constraints, with out an intermediate parasitic constraint iteration step. This procedure makes a whole and brilliant trade-off among the several structure possible choices attainable at runtime and accordingly gets rid of the potential suggestions path among constraint derivation, placement and format extraction.
along with its impression at the functionality, structure additionally has a profound influence at the yield and testability of an analog circuit. In Analog Layout new release for functionality and Manufacturability, the authors define a brand new criterion to quantify the detectability of a fault and mix this with a yield version to review the testability of an built-in circuit format. They then combine this system with their functionality pushed routing set of rules to provide layouts that experience optimum manufacturability whereas nonetheless assembly their functionality requirements.
Analog structure new release for functionality and Manufacturability can be of curiosity to analog engineers, researchers and scholars.

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