Duplex: Simultaneous parameter-performance exploration for optimizing analog circuits

Seyed Nematollah Ahmadyan, Shobha Vasudevan

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Abstract

We present Duplex random tree search, an algorithm to optimize performance metrics of analog and mixed signal circuits. Duplex determines the optimal design, the Pareto set and the sensitivity of circuit's performance metrics to its parameters. We demonstrate that Duplex is 5x faster than the state-of-the-art and finds the global optimum for a design whose previously published result was a local optimum. We show our algorithm's scalability by optimizing a system-level post-layout charged-pump PLL circuit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344661
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 7 2016
Event35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2016 - Austin, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2016Nov 10 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
Volume07-10-November-2016
ISSN (Print)1092-3152

Other

Other35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period11/7/1611/10/16

Keywords

  • circuit simulation
  • circuit synthesis
  • design space exploration
  • optimization
  • random tree search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Ahmadyan, S. N., & Vasudevan, S. (2016). Duplex: Simultaneous parameter-performance exploration for optimizing analog circuits. In 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2016 [2967026] (IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD; Vol. 07-10-November-2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1145/2966986.2967026