Device-level topological placement with symmetry constraints.- Hierarchical placement with layout constraints.- Enhanced shape functions for deterministic analog placement.- Free-Shape Routing for Analog and RF circuits.- Closing the gap between electrical and physical design of analog circuits: the layout-aware solution.- Analog layout retargeting.- Template-driven analog layout automation.- Place and route of analog circuits.
Integrated circuits are fundamental electronic components in biomedical, automotive and many other technical systems. A small, yet crucial part of a chip consists of analog circuitry. This part is still in large part designed by hand and therefore represents not only a bottleneck in the design flow, but also a permanent source of design errors responsible for re-designs, costly in terms of wasted test chips and in terms of lost time-to-market. Layout design is the step of the analog design flow with the least support by commercially available, computer-aided design tools.
This book provides a survey of promising new approaches to automated, analog layout design, which have been described recently and are rapidly being adopted in industry.
Offers a tutorial introduction to analog layout
Presents a comprehensive survey of promising new methods for automated, analog layout design
Represents a one-of-a-kind, single-source reference to the latest advances in analog layout design