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Behavioral Synthesis of Analog Systems Using Two-layered Design Space Exploration

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Behavioral Synthesis of Analog Systems Using Two-layered Design Space Exploration
This paper presents a novel approach for synthesis of analog systems from behavioral VHDL-AMS specifications. We implemented this approach in the VASE behavioral-synthesis tool. The synthesis process produces a netlist of electronic components that are selected from a component library and sized such that the overall area is minimized and the rest of the performance constraints such as power, slew-rate, bandwidth, etc. are met. The gap between system level specifications and implementations is bridged using a hierarchically-organized, design-space exploration methodology. Our methodology performs a two-layered synthesis, the first being architecture generation, and the other component synthesis and constraint transformation. For architecture generation we suggest a branch-and-bound algorithm, while component synthesis and constraint transformation use a Genetic Algorithm based heuristic method. Crucial to the success of our exploration methodology is a fast and accurate performance...
Alex Doboli, Adrián Núñez-Ald
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where DAC
Authors Alex Doboli, Adrián Núñez-Aldana, Nagu R. Dhanwada, Sree Ganesan, Ranga Vemuri
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