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Effective optimization of integrated circuits with embedded passive modules by applying semisymbolic LCS AC analysis method

Franciszek Balik (Department of Field Theory, Electronic Circuits and Optoelectronics, Institute of Telecommunications, Teleinformatics and Acoustics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland)

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 2 August 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a new method of optimization of electronic integrated circuits (IC) with imbedded passive modules (PM). The reported method constitutes an attempt to streamline the optimization process in the AC electrical model stage of the RF Microsystems design.

Design/methodology/approach

In this method, the PM are described in symbolic form while the IC blocks remain described numerically. Whole PM can be represented as some sequence of expressions containing crucial model parameters, nominal and parasitic, which are first precompiled and next, merged automatically with the main program.

Findings

The input data can be updated online according to the user's desiderata. Further, the system offers the possibility to optimize PM in diverse circumstances as well as using different technologies, and including parasitic effects.

Originality/value

Usage of the semi‐symbolic method for IC with embedded PM optimization based on large‐change sensitivity AC analysis method, which appears to be a very efficient and flexible approach to solving such problems.

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Citation

Balik, F. (2011), "Effective optimization of integrated circuits with embedded passive modules by applying semisymbolic LCS AC analysis method", Microelectronics International, Vol. 28 No. 3, pp. 36-42. https://doi.org/10.1108/13565361111162611

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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