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A MODULE GENERATION ENVIRONMENT FOR MIXED-SIGNAL CIRCUITS

by SAMPATH, HEMANTH KUMAR

Abstract (Summary)
Mixed-Signal systems have resulted from the integration of analog and digital systems on the same chip. In mixed-signal systems, the performance depends on the quality of the layout taking into account layout parasitics, variations in device sizes, symmetry and matching. This thesis provides an environment for specification of parameterized modules (devices or groups of devices) through the Module Specification Language (MSL). The environment allows designers to easily incorporate their domain specific knowledge into modules. The language allows modules to be hierarchically composed of other modules, thus promoting re-use of defined modules. The language is independent of the module being specified, making it useful for the development of digital and analog modules. Constructs specifically aimed at improving the quality of analog layouts are provided in the language. The generation environment allows for integration with a variety of CAD tools and layout editors. To validate the tool and the language, an extensive library of parameterized modules was specified and tested.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:module generation mixed signal analog design automation layout

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Date of Publication:01/01/2003

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