Variation-Aware Structural Synthesis of Analog Circuits via Hierarchical Building Blocks and Structural Homotopy

@article{McConaghy2009VariationAwareSS,
  title={Variation-Aware Structural Synthesis of Analog Circuits via Hierarchical Building Blocks and Structural Homotopy},
  author={Trent McConaghy and Pieter Palmers and Michiel S. J. Steyaert and Georges G. E. Gielen},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={1281-1294}
}
This paper presents MOJITO-R, a tool that performs variation-aware structural synthesis of analog circuits. It returns trustworthy topologies by searching across a space of thousands of possible topologies defined by hierarchically organized analog structural building blocks. ldquoStructural homotopyrdquo conducts search at several objective-function tightening levels (numbers of process corners) simultaneously. Multiobjective evolutionary search returns sized topologies which trade off power… CONTINUE READING

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