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Circuit Design - Anticipate, Analyze, Exploit Variations

Statistical Methods and Optimization

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May 2017
9788793379756
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    River Publishers
  • Published
    2nd May 2017
  • ISBN 9788793379756
  • Language English
  • Pages 520 pp.
  • Size 6.125" x 9.25"
$89.00
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March 2017
9788793379763
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    River Publishers
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    31st March 2017
  • ISBN 9788793379763
  • Language English
  • Pages 520 pp.
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March 2017
9788793609921
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  • Language English
  • Pages 520 pp.
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Circuit Design = Science + Art! Designers need a skilled “gut feeling” about circuits and related analytical techniques, plus creativity, to solve all problems and to adhere to the specifications, the written and the unwritten ones. You must anticipate a large number of influences, like temperature effects, supply voltages changes, offset voltages, layout parasitics, and numerous kinds of technology variations to end up with a circuit that works. This is challenging for analog, custom-digital, mixed-signal or RF circuits, and often researching new design methods in relevant journals, conference proceedings and design tools gives the impression unfortunately that just a “wild bunch” of “advanced techniques” exist. On the other hand, state-of-the-art tools nowadays indeed offer a good cockpit to steer the design flow, which include clever statistical methods and optimization techniques.

Actually, this almost presents a second breakthrough, like the introduction of circuit simulators 40 years ago! Users can now conveniently analyze all the problems (discover, quantify, verify), and even exploit them, for example for optimization purposes.

Most designers are caught up on everyday problems, so we fit that “wild bunch” into a systematic approach for variation-aware design, a designer’s field guide and more. That is where this book can help! Circuit Design: Anticipate, Analyze, Exploit Variations starts with best-practise manual methods and links them tightly to up-to-date automation algorithms. We provide many tractable examples and explain key techniques you have to know. We then enable you to select and setup suitable methods for each design task – knowing their prerequisites, advantages and, as too often overlooked, their limitations as well.

The good thing with computers is that you yourself can often verify amazing things with little effort, and you can use software not only to your direct advantage in solving a specific problem, but also for becoming a better skilled, more experienced engineer. Unfortunately, EDA design environments are not good at all to learn about advanced numerics. So with this book we also provide two apps for learning about statistic and optimization directly with circuit-related examples, and in real-time so without the long simulation times. This helps to develop a healthy statistical gut feeling for circuit design.

The book is written for engineers, students in engineering and CAD / methodology experts. Readers should have some background in standard design techniques like entering a design in a schematic capture and simulating it, and also know about major technology aspects.

Introduction;
Manual Analog-Centric Design Style(s);
Classical Monte-Carlo and Data Analysis for Yield;
Monte-Carlo and Non-Normal Data;
Multi-Variate Statistical Analysis for Design Insights;
Advanced Statistical Methods to Speed-Up Design;
Optimization Techniques for Circuit Design;
Advanced Design-Oriented Methods;
The Fully Assisted Variation-Aware Design Flow;
Conclusion and Outlook;
Case Study Interactive Non-Normal Statistical Analysis;
Case Study Quasi-Newton Optimization of RF Matching Networks (Software);
Case Study Advanced Yield Estimation for LC Bandpass Filter;
Case Study Automated Design of RF Mixer with IF-Postamplifier

Stephan Weber

Stephan Weber is with Cadence R&D, Germany.

Candido Duarte

Candido Duarte is at Universidade do Porto, Portugal.