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A new geometrical approach to design centering of analog circuits
Author(s): Francesco Grasso; Stefano Manetti; Maria Cristina Piccirilli
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Paper Abstract

A new geometrical approach to design centering of analog circuits is presented. It is based on the use of symbolic analysis techniques, which permit to perform only one simulation of the circuit in order to determine a set of parameter values maximizing the manufacturing yield. The new approach can be an advantageous alternative to preexisting techniques of design centering, whose major limiting factor is constituted by the considerable computational effort required for simulating many times the circuit under consideration. A program implementing the new design centering approach has been realized. Its application to circuit examples, already presented by other authors, is reported in order to compare the results obtained through the developed procedure with those of preexisting techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5837, VLSI Circuits and Systems II, (30 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.607521
Show Author Affiliations
Francesco Grasso, Univ. of Florence (Italy)
Stefano Manetti, Univ. of Florence (Italy)
Maria Cristina Piccirilli, Univ. of Florence (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5837:
VLSI Circuits and Systems II
Jose Fco. Lopez; Francisco V. Fernandez; Jose Maria Lopez-Villegas; Jose M. de la Rosa, Editor(s)

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