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

By Paul A. Duran

A sensible consultant to Analog Behavioral Modeling for IC process Design offers a strategy for abstracting an IC process in order that the dressmaker can achieve a macroscopic view of ways sub-systems engage, in addition to ascertain procedure performance in a variety of purposes sooner than committing to a layout. this may hinder difficulties which may be brought on overdue within the design-cycle by way of incompatibilities among the person blocks that include the final procedure. This publication will specialize in the strategies of modelling IC platforms via analog behavioral modeling and simulation. it is going to examine a realistic procedure through which designers can prepare those platforms to investigate topological and architectural concerns to optimize IC procedure functionality.
Highlights:

  • Discussions on modeling and simulation from SPICE to behavioral simulators
  • Comparison of varied description languages and a dialogue at the results of language standardization
  • Explanation on how one can lessen time-to-market via reducing design-cycle time via modeling and simulation
  • Contains greater than 25 development block examples that may be used to build mixed-signal IC procedure types
  • Analysis of four diversified IC structures utilizing a variety of degrees of version detail

This ebook is meant for the training engineer who wish to achieve useful wisdom in purposes of analog behavioral modelling for IC procedure design.

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Breadboards are more commonly used to verify that the IC meets the requirements of the external system. Sometimes the silicon is used to determine compatibility with the external system which can be very costly if many IC revisions have to be made. Advantages of the bottom-up design approach include: designer familiarity with the simulation tools; each piece of the system can be quickly designed at the device-level. A disadvantage of this approach is that system performance cannot be verified until all the blocks have been designed.

1 Language Reference Manual (Draft), 1998. [20] Ira Miller, Motorola Inc - Open Verilog International Chairman, personal contact, April 1997. [21] HDL-A is a registered trademark of ANACAD Computer Systems GmbH. , 1994. [23] Analogy, MAST Modeling Class Notes, Analogy Inc. 1991. [24] MATLAB is a registered trademark of MathWorks, Inc. [25] SPW is a registered trademark of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. [26] David J. Roulston, Bipolar Semiconductor Devices, McGraw-Hill, New York,1990. 4, MicroSim Corporation, Irvine CA, 1993.

Bottom-up design begins by thinking of the individual blocks of a system. Device process characteristics such as: thresholds, betas, current driving capability, and saturation are the first items to consider. Geometric layout requirements are also important since this directly affects cost. Noise and bandwidth considerations are also important when designing from the bottom-up. 44 Design Methodologies 2) The crucial interfaces between the functional blocks of system are verified through SPICE or behavioral simulation.

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