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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
ABSTRACT
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.
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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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