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Top-down methodology in industrial mixed-signals design
Author(s): E. Liao; A. Postula; Y. Ding
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Paper Abstract

Analogue and mixed-signal designs are fast becoming significant in System-On-Chip (SoC) designs as digital computational cores need to interface with the real world. Cellular phones, magnetic disk drives, speech recognition hardware and other 'digital' innovations in fact rely on a core of analogue circuitry. Mature digital CAD tools competently handle the digital portions of SoC designs. This is not true for analogue and mixed-signals components, still designed manually using time-consuming techniques. A good top-down design methodology can drastically reduce the design time of analogue components in SoCs and allow comprehensive functionality verification. This paper contains a critical survey of current design processes and tools, a top-down design case study and introduces MIX-SYN, a new platform for fast-tracking exploration and design time for the analogue and mixed-signals design industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6035, Microelectronics: Design, Technology, and Packaging II, 603525 (5 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.637866
Show Author Affiliations
E. Liao, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
A. Postula, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Y. Ding, Nano Silicon Pte. Ltd. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6035:
Microelectronics: Design, Technology, and Packaging II
Alex J. Hariz, Editor(s)

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