Analog circuit synthesis for large, realistic cells: designing a pipelined A/D converter with ASTRX/OBLX

Emil S. Ochotta, L. Richard Carley, Robin A Rutenbar

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Abstract

ASTRX/OBLX are a pair of synthesis tools that together can size high-performance analog circuit topologies to meet user supplied performance constraints. Previous approaches to cell synthesis have focused almost exclusively on small linear textbook circuits e.g., classical opamps with 5-10 devices. In contrast, in this paper we describe our successful experiences with fully automatic synthesis of the largest analog cells automatically created to date. We design a comparator and a switched capacitor gain cell (82 devices in total), and use them to complete a realistic pipelined A/D converter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages365-368
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780318870
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the IEEE 1994 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: May 1 1994May 4 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
ISSN (Print)0886-5930

Other

OtherProceedings of the IEEE 1994 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period5/1/945/4/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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