The semiconductor industry is experiencing explosive growth, driven by emerging applications such as AI, 5G, IoT and automotive. To keep pace, design teams have deployed sophisticated CAD tools that can implement digital designs comprising billions of transistors. However, while digital design has been extensively automated, analog continues to require handcrafting by experts.
In this talk we’ll review and discuss:
- How analog differs from digital and how this complicates analog automation
- Some approaches to analog automation that have been tried in the past – both successful and less so
- Latest techniques for delivering automation in three key areas of analog design – design closure, analog layout, and analog/digital co-design. These techniques include best practices that have been deployed by leading analog design teams, as well as fresh innovations in analog design tools.