Structured Analog CMOS Design describes a structured analog design approach that makes it possible to simplify complex analog design problems and develop a design strategy that can be used for the design of large number of analog cells. It intentionally avoids treating the analog design as a mathematical problem, developing a design procedure based on the understanding of device physics and approximations that give insight into parameter interdependences.
The basic design concept consists in analog cell partitioning into the basic analog structures and sizing of these basic analog structures in a predefined procedural design sequence. The procedural design sequence ensures the correct propagation of design specifications, the verification of parameter limits and the local optimization loops. The proposed design procedure is also implemented as a CAD tool that follows this book.
All material is presented in organized and structured way
The transistor-level design is based on the EKV modelling approach which leads to new way of thinking and approaching design problems
The circuit-level design is given in the form of procedural design scenarios
The final chapter provides the examples on the design of complex amplifiers topologies used as a part of Delta-Sigma modulator system
The described design procedure is implemented as a design tool that can be downloaded from the site analog.eplf.ch