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Performance Optimization Techniques in Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Radio-Frequency Circuit Design

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Improving the performance of existing technologies has always been a focal practice in the development of computational systems. However, as circuitry is becoming more complex, conventional techniques are becoming outdated and new research methodologies are being implemented by designers. Performance Optimization Techniques in Analog, Mix-Signal, and Radio-Frequency Circuit Design features recent advances in the engineering of integrated systems with prominence placed on methods for maximizing the functionality of these systems. This book emphasizes prospective trends in the field and is an essential reference source for researchers, practitioners, engineers, and technology designers interested in emerging research and techniques in the performance optimization of different circuit designs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Circuit Synthesis
    1. Chapter 1: Synthesis of LC-Oscillators Using Rival Multi-Objective Multi-Constraint Optimization Kernels
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESIGN TECHNIQUES
      5. MULTI-OBJECTIVE DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF CMOS RESONANT OSCILLATORS
      6. CASE STUDIES
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 2: Reliability Aware AMS/RF Performance Optimization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. UNRELIABILITY PHENOMENA
      5. RELIABILITY ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES
      6. PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION IN DESIGN FOR RELIABILITY
      7. RELIABILITY-AWARE AMS/RF DESIGN EXAMPLES
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: A Unified Analog Synthesis Approach Considering Parasitic Effects and Process Variations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROPOSED SIMULTANEOUS ANALOG CIRCUIT OPTIMIZATION
      4. PARASITIC-AWARE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
      5. VARIATION-AWARE SYNTHESIS APPROACH
      6. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Stability of Optimization Trajectories for Designing Analog Circuits
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROBLEM FORMULATION
      5. RESULTS FOR CIRCUIT OPTIMIZATION
      6. LYAPUNOV FUNCTION OF OPTIMIZATION PROCESS
      7. COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT STRATEGIES OF OPTIMIZATION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Enhancing an Automatic Analog IC Design Flow by Using a Technology-Independent Module Generator
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ENHANCED ANALOG IC DESIGN FLOW BY USING A TECHNOLOGY INDEPENDENT MODULE GENERATOR
      5. CASE STUDY
      6. RESULTS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Optimization-Based Design of RF-VCOs with Tapered Inductors
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LC-VCO CHARACTERIZATION
      4. LC-VCO OPTIMIZATION BASED-DESIGN
      5. WORKING EXAMPLE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 7: Backtracking ACO for RF-Circuit Design Optimization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE BACKTRACKING ACO
      4. APPLICATION OF THE PROPOSED ALGORITHM TO SOME TEST FUNCTIONS
      5. RF APPLICATION EXAMPLES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 8: Distributed Selection of the Optimal Sizes of Analog Unity Gain Cells by Fuzzy Set Intersection
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FUZZY SETS
      4. SELECTION METHOD DESCRIPTION
      5. SELECTION SYSTEM DESIGN
      6. RESULT OF THE SELECTION PROCEDURE
      7. CURRENT FEEDBACK OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER
      8. ACCELERATED AUTOMATIC SIZING
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 9: Combination of Metaheuristics to the Optimal Design of Analog and RF Circuits
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEVELOPMENT OF SYMBOLIC ANALYZERS
      4. APPLICATION OF MULTI-OBJECTIVE METAHEURISTICS TO THE OPTIMAL DESIGN OF ANALOGUE AND RF CIRCUITS
      5. PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION
      6. THE PROPOSED IDEA
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
  9. Section 2: Performance Analysis and Applications
    1. Chapter 10: Digitally Assisted Performance Tuning of Analog/RF Circuits with an On-Chip FFT Engine
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ON-CHIP SELF-CALIBRATION OF ANALOG/RF CIRCUITS WITH AN FFT ENGINE
      5. CASE STUDY: TUNING OF A BASEBAND FILTER WITH AN ON-CHIP FFT ENGINE
      6. SIMULATION RESULTS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Performance Analysis of Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Based on Carbon Nanomaterials Used in AMS/RF IC Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 12: Design Guidelines for Improving the Power‐Added-Efficiency of CMOS RF Multipath‐Polyphase Power Amplifiers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE MULTIPATH POLYPHASE PA (MPPA)
      4. EFFICIENCY OF THE MPPA
      5. SYNTHESIS OF A CMOS MPPA WITH IMPROVED EFFICIENCY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 13: Thermometer to Gray Encoders
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BUBBLE ERROR EFFECT
      5. ROM (READ ONLY MEMORY) - BASED ENCODER
      6. PROPOSED MULTIPLEXER BASED THERMOMETER TO GRAY ENCODER
      7. CRITICAL PATHDELAY COMPARISION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 14: Performance Analysis of Interconnects Based on Carbon Nanotubes for AMS/RF IC Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INTERCONNECT SCALING IN VLSI DESIGN
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 15: Radio Frequency Chaotic Circuit Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
      4. APPLICATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 16: HEMT for RF Circuits
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORY OF MMIC TECHNOLOGY
      4. SILICON BASED RF MMIC
      5. III-V COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS
      6. GAN HEMT ANALYTICAL MODELING
      7. APPLICATIONS OF HEMT
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors