CAD solutions and outstanding challenges for mixed-signal and RF IC design

Domine Leenaerts, Georges Gielen, Rob A. Rutenbar

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This tutorial paper addresses the problems and solutions that are posed by the design of mixed-signal integrated systems on chip (SoC). These include problems in mixed-signal design methodologies and flows, problems in analog design productivity, as well as open problems in analog, mixed-signal and RF design, modelling and verification tools. The tutorial explains the problems that are posed by these mixed-signal/RF SoC designs, describes the solutions and their underlying methods that exist today and outlines the challenges that still remain to be solved at present. In the first part the design of analog and mixed-signal circuits is addressed, while the second part focuses on the specific problems raised by RF wireless circuits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number41
Pages (from-to)270-277
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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