Layout tools for analog integrated circuits and mixed-signal systems-on-chip: A survey

Rob A. Rutenbar, John M. Cohn, Po-Hung Lin, Faik Baskaya

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Abstract

Layout for digital integrated circuits (ICs) is usually regarded as a dicult task because of the scale of the problem: millions of gates, kilometers of routed wires, complex delay, and timing interactions. Analog designs and the analog portions of mixed-signal systems-on-chips (SoCs) are usually much smaller-up to 100 devices in a cell, usually less than 20,000 devices in a complete subsystem-and yet they are nothing if not more dicult to lay out. Why is this? e answer is that the complexity of analog circuits is not so much due to the number of devices, as to the complex interactions among the devices, the various continuous-valued performance specications, the fabrication process, and the operating environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Design Automation for IC Implementation, Circuit Design, and Process Technology
PublisherCRC Press
Pages479-500
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781482254617
ISBN (Print)9781482254600
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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    Rutenbar, R. A., Cohn, J. M., Lin, P-H., & Baskaya, F. (2017). Layout tools for analog integrated circuits and mixed-signal systems-on-chip: A survey. In Electronic Design Automation for IC Implementation, Circuit Design, and Process Technology (pp. 479-500). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315215112