Category: Technical papers

Technology Trends: Design automation – More work needed on mixed-signal VC front
Electronic Engineering Times
J.F.Pollet

System-on-a-chip (SOC) designs involving mixed-signal virtual components (VCs) require integration with thousands of logic gates without noise interference. Meeting the challenges of this type of design, Dolphin Integration and NEC Electronics (Europe) recently created a Codec VC for audio and telecommunications applications. The design successfully integrated A/D and D/A converters, programmable- gain functions and digital …

Technology Trends: Design automation – More work needed on mixed-signal VC front
Electronic Engineering Times
J.F.Pollet
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Design Automation for Microsystems
L.M.Voßkämper, A.Lüdecke, M.Leineweber, G.Pelz

Abstract The paper features a methodology for the cooperative generation of micro-mechanical layouts and derivation of the respective circuit simulator models which is especially suited for systems requiring continuous mechanics even on system level. For these applications the final development level is lifted from layout to circuit abstraction which supports designers and boosts mechatronics intellectual …

Design Automation for Microsystems
L.M.Voßkämper, A.Lüdecke, M.Leineweber, G.Pelz
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Structured design Strategies
VLSI’83 F. Anceau and E.J Aas (eds.) Elsevier Sciences Publishers B.V (North-Holland)
M.Depeyrot

Semiconductor designers are now in the business of system design and significant productivity improvements can only be reached through an additional investment upstream in architectural understanding. Chip layout strategies shall now result from such upstream decisions implying new developments in: precharacterized cells used at the breadboard level, functional simulation using custom CAD tools. Applications of …

Structured design Strategies
VLSI’83 F. Anceau and E.J Aas (eds.) Elsevier Sciences Publishers B.V (North-Holland)
M.Depeyrot
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