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Analog Circuits Optimization based on Evolutionary Computation Techniques

Barros , M.B. ; Guilherme, J.G. ; Horta, N.

Integration, the VLSI Journal Vol. 43, Nº 1, pp. 136 - 155, January, 2010.

ISSN (print): 0167-9260
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,26 (in 2010)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1016/j.vlsi.2009.09.001

This paper presents a new design automation tool, based on a modified genetic algorithm
kernel, in order to improve efficiency on the analog IC design cycle. The proposed approach
combines a robust optimization with corner analysis, machine learning techniques and distributed
processing capability able to deal with multi-objective and constrained optimization problems. The
resulting optimization tool and the improvement in design productivity is demonstrated for the
design of CMOS operational amplifiers.