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Design Automation Conference (2000)
Los Angeles, CA
June 5, 2000 to June 9, 2000
ISBN: 1-58113-1897-9
pp: 1-6
Michael J. Krasnicki , Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
James R. Hellums , Mixed Signal Products, Texas Instruments Incorporated
L. Richard Carley , Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rodney Phelps , Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rob A. Rutenbar , Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A persistent criticism of analog synthesis techniques is that they cannot cope with the complexity of realistic industrial designs, especially system-level designs. We show how recent advances in simulation-based synthesis can be augmented, via appropriate macromodeling, to attack complex analog blocks. To support this claim, we resynthesize from scratch, in several different styles, a complex equalizer/filter block from the frontend of a commercial ADSL CODEC, and verify by full simulation that it matches its original design specifications. As a result, we argue that synthesis has significant potential in both custom and analog IP reuse scenarios.
Michael J. Krasnicki, James R. Hellums, L. Richard Carley, Rodney Phelps, Rob A. Rutenbar, "A Case Study of Synthesis for Industrial-Scale Analog IP: Redesign of the Equalizer/Filter Frontend for an ADSL CODEC", Design Automation Conference, vol. 00, no. , pp. 1-6, 2000, doi:10.1109/DAC.2000.855265
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