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A Practical Guide to Analog Behavioral Modeling for IC by Paul A. Duran

By Paul A. Duran

A functional consultant to Analog Behavioral Modeling for IC process Design provides a strategy for abstracting an IC process in order that the dressmaker can achieve a macroscopic view of the way sub-systems engage, in addition to ensure method performance in a variety of purposes prior to committing to a layout. this may hinder difficulties that could be triggered past due within the design-cycle via incompatibilities among the person blocks that include the general approach. This publication will specialise in the concepts of modelling IC platforms via analog behavioral modeling and simulation. it's going to examine a realistic procedure through which designers can prepare those platforms to investigate topological and architectural concerns to optimize IC method functionality.

  • Discussions on modeling and simulation from SPICE to behavioral simulators
  • Comparison of assorted description languages and a dialogue at the results of language standardization
  • Explanation on find out how to decrease time-to-market through reducing design-cycle time via modeling and simulation
  • Contains greater than 25 development block examples that may be used to build mixed-signal IC approach types
  • Analysis of four varied IC platforms utilizing quite a few degrees of version detail

This ebook is meant for the working towards engineer who wish to achieve sensible wisdom in functions of analog behavioral modelling for IC process design.

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G. using a diode to perform a log function). [27] Because ABM models are separate from the simulator, any behavior that can be described analytically can be modeled. Thermal and power calculations can also be modeled. Essentially, any across or through variable can be described through an ABM. Moreover, currents and voltages (across and through variables) have to be defined only at the inputs and outputs of a model. This can eliminate extraneous rows and columns in the system matrix. In the adder example, the output can be described by simply adding both input voltages.

G. Matlab, SPW, or even C programming). g SPICE). Analog behavioral modeling tools can be used in the system, functional, or device abstraction levels. There is no exact method for using the various simulation tools for design. 27 Chapter 2 The key concept to remember is that more abstraction (less model detail) implies less simulation time while less abstraction (more model detail) implies more simulation time. This book will focus only on those levels of abstraction that are within the scope of analog behavioral modeling.

The best mixed-signal AHDLs provide the robustness needed for users to have more flexibility in defining models. AHDLs such as MAST, HDL-A, are a few of the de-facto standard mixed-signal languages currently used in industry. However, these languages are proprietary languages which make it difficult to use a single model on more than one simulator. For this reason, the development of standard languages will eventually make it possible to exchange models without having to worry about simulator compatibility.

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