Hierarchical analysis of process variation for mixed-signal systems

Fang Liu, Sule Ozev

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Abstract

Increasing process variability necessitates reliable analysis of its effects on circuit performance not only at the top level but also at intermediate levels. Mixed-signal circuits with multiple hierarchical layers, multiple parameters, and complex functional relations are especially susceptible to such variations. In this paper, we present a hierarchical method for process variation analysis. The ability to compute the variance of parameters at each hierarchical layer makes the method particularly suited for helping designers through design iterations. Experimental results indicate that the proposed method achieves high computational efficiency with up to 2% compromise in accuracy even for highly non-linear functional relations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2005
Pages465-470
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2005 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Jan 18 2005Jan 21 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC
Volume1

Other

Other2005 Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2005
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period1/18/051/21/05

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Liu, F., & Ozev, S. (2005). Hierarchical analysis of process variation for mixed-signal systems. In Proceedings of the 2005 Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2005 (pp. 465-470). [1466208] (Proceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC; Vol. 1).