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MESH: Explicit and flexible generation of analog arrays

 
: Prautsch, Benjamin; Eichler, Uwe; Reich, Torsten; Lienig, Jens

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PRIME 2017, 13th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics. Conference proceedings : 12th - 15th of June 2017, Giardini Naxos - Taormina, Italy; 14th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design, SMACD 2017
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5090-5051-2
ISBN: 978-1-5090-6507-3
ISBN: 978-1-5090-6508-0
ISBN: 978-1-5090-6509-7 (Print)
4 S.
Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME) <13, 2017, Taormina>
International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD) <14, 2017, Taormina>
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF
16ES0240; Things2Do
Thin but great silicon to design objects
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF
16ESE0110S; PRIME
Lowest PoweR technologles and MEmory architectures for IoT
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IIS, Institutsteil Entwurfsautomatisierung (EAS) ()

Abstract
Analog layout design is a costly and error-prone task since analog synthesis is still far from applicable. It is expected that procedural bottom-up generators managing constructive tasks will be part of future synthesis flows. Generators contain expert knowledge implicitly within complex and hard-to-understand source code. Due to a lack of explicit layout definition and uncaptured design intent, generator layouts can hardly be adapted by constructive algorithms directly. Thus, synthesis flows need to adapt layout blocks by varying generator parameters which results in computation-expensive optimization. This paper introduces MESH—a software structure to define detailed and flexible layout generators explicitly. Using MESH, just a few lines of code describe complex layouts while all relations and design intents, such as element positions and routing styles, are captured through abstract commands. As a result, generators are created fast with less programming errors, and constructive algorithms can modify the generator structure directly.

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