The Analog Behavior of Digital Integrated Circuits

@article{Glasser1981TheAB,
  title={The Analog Behavior of Digital Integrated Circuits},
  author={Lance A. Glasser},
  journal={18th Design Automation Conference},
  year={1981},
  pages={603-612}
}
The analog behavior of digital VLSI circuits is investigated. A theory based on nonlinear Thevenin equivalent circuits and RC ladder networks is developed. We obtain closed form expressions for the upper and lower bounds on propagation delay through a string of inverters. We generalize this to multiple-input, multiple-output gates and show that the problem of estimating signal propagation delays in VLSI circuits may be reduced to the problem of summing the step responses of a set of linear RC… CONTINUE READING