This thesis presents a cell-level framework for Operational Amplifiers Synthesis (OASYN) coupling both circuit design and layout. For circuit design, the tool applies a corner-driven optimization, accounting for on-chip performance variations. By exploring the process, voltage, and temperature variations space, the tool extracts design worst case solution. The tool undergoes sensitivity analysis along with Pareto-optimality to achieve required specifications. For layout phase, OASYN generates a DRC proved automated layout based on a sized circuit-level description. Morata et al. (1996) introduced an elegant representation of block placement called sequence pair for general floorplans (SP). Like TCG and BSG, but unlike O-tree, B*tree, and CBL, SP is P-admissible. Unlike SP, TCG supports incremental update during operation and keeps the information of the boundary modules as well as their relative positions in the representation. Block placement algorithms that are based on SP use heuristic optimization algorithms, e.g., simulated annealing where generation of large number of sequence pairs are required. Therefore a fast algorithm is needed to generate sequence pairs after each solution perturbation. The thesis presents a new simple and efficient O(n) runtime algorithm for fast realization of incremental update for cost evaluation. The algorithm integrates sequence pair and transitive closure graph advantages into TCG-S* a superior topology update scheme which facilitates the search for optimum desired floorplan. Experiments show that TCG-S* is better than existing works in terms of area utilization and convergence speed. Routing-aware placement is implemented in OASYN, handling symmetry constraints, e.g., interdigitization, common centroid, along with congestion elimination and the enhancement of placement routability.
Electronics & Communications Engineering Department
MS in Electronics & Communication Engineering
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Analog electronic systems.
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(2015).A framework for fine-grain synthesis optimization of operational amplifiers [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Essam, Taher. A framework for fine-grain synthesis optimization of operational amplifiers. 2015. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.