DAVE: An automatic mixed analog/digital IC layout compiler

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Abstract

A custom CMOS layout compiler, called DAVE, for mixed analog/digital ICs has been developed. The compiler is a process-independent tool which is able to generate arbitrary circuit layouts in MAG or CIF formats from SPICE circuit descriptions. The compiler not only handles typical mixed analog/digital layout constraints such as device matching, symmetry, and device shape constraints, but also fully decouples signal coupling between sensitive nets and noise nets. The compiler supports user-defined constraints on chip aspect ratio and the types of input/output pads. In comparison with previous approaches, DAVE features more flexibility, wider variety, lower amount of CPU time, and more considerations on mixed analog/digital layout constraints.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
ISBN (Print)0780300157
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the IEEE 1991 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 1991 May 121991 May 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
ISSN (Print)0886-5930

Other

OtherProceedings of the IEEE 1991 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period91-05-1291-05-15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lin, Z. M. (1991). DAVE: An automatic mixed analog/digital IC layout compiler. In Proceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (Proceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference). Publ by IEEE.