Fuzzy logic technique for accurate analog circuits macromodel sizing

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International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications
  • Volumen: 38
  • Número: 3
  • Fecha: 01 abril 2010
  • Páginas: 307-319
  • ISSN: 00989886 1097007X
  • Tipo de fuente: Revista
  • DOI: 10.1002/cta.575
  • Tipo de documento: Artículo
Design of analog integrated circuits requires extensive simulations at low levels of the analog design hierarchy. The simulations increase the overall design time and, thus, the analog part of a mixed ASIC requires most of the design time while using only a small part of the silicon die. To improve the efficiency of these simulations, it is necessary to use methodologies and tools based on hierarchical descriptions, where macromodels play an essential role. In this paper, an approach for applying fuzzy logic for accurate analog circuit macromodel sizing is presented. In our proposed method, multiple adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems are trained to predict the performance characteristics (gain, bandwidth) of CMOS analog circuits. Moreover, the presented methodology provides reusable macromodels, since it is applicable for large number and large range of design parameters. This technique is applied to the accurate sizing of fully differential telescopic operational transconductance amplifier macromodel, a circuit widely used in the design of high-performance analog-to-digital converters. The neuro-fuzzy computed characteristic values are in excellent agreement and one order of magnitude faster than those obtained from device level SPICE simulations. Moreover, this method offers the best accuracy in comparison with other classical techniques such as polynomial regression, spline interpolation or artificial neural networks. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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