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Analog Device-Level Layout Automation : The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science - John M. Cohn

Analog Device-Level Layout Automation

The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1994
ISBN: 9780792394310
Number Of Pages: 285

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This book presents a detailed summary of research on automatic layout of device-level analog circuits that was undertaken in the late 1980s and early 1990s at Carnegie Mellon University. We focus on the work behind the creation of the tools called KOAN and ANAGRAM II, which form part of the core of the CMU ACACIA analog CAD system. KOAN is a device placer for custom analog cells; ANANGRAM II a detailed area router for these analog cells. We strive to present the motivations behind the architecture of these tools, including detailed discussion of the subtle technology and circuit concerns that must be addressed in any successful analog or mixed-signal layout tool. Our approach in organizing the chapters of the book has been to present our algo­ rithms as a series of responses to these very real and very difficult analog layout problems. Finally, we present numerous examples of results generated by our algorithms. This research was supported in part by the Semiconductor Research Corpora­ tion, by the National Science Foundation, by Harris Semiconductor, and by the International Business Machines Corporation Resident Study Program. Finally, just for the record: John Cohn was the designer of the KOAN placer; David Garrod was the designer of the ANAGRAM II router (and its predeces­ sor, ANAGRAM I). This book was architected by all four authors, edited by John Cohn and Rob Rutenbar, and produced in finished form by John Cohn.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Introductionp. 1
Basic Placementp. 19
Topological Placementp. 65
Geometry Sharing Placementp. 107
Line-Expansion Routingp. 169
Integrated Reroutingp. 189
Symmetric Routingp. 219
Crosstalk Avoidance Routingp. 231
Additional Koan/Anagram II Resultsp. 253
Conclusions and Future Workp. 271
Bibliographyp. 273
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780792394310
ISBN-10: 0792394313
Series: The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 31st January 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.68