A multi-step P-cell for LNA design automation

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    This paper presents a novel way to efficiently implement parametric cells (P-cells). A narrow-band LNA is used as demonstration vehicle. In the P-cell, circuit parameters such as transistor size, bias condition and passive values are determined automatically for any given reachable target performance. To achieve both high accuracy and relatively high speed, a new iterative stepped approach is used with respect to speed and accuracy, starting with moderate-accuracy and fast optimization that yields the starting point for the next higheraccuracy and slower optimization step. The presented approach can be extended to other types of circuits.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1684-4
    Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2008
    EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008 - Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, United States
    Duration: 18 May 200821 May 2008


    ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008
    Abbreviated titleISCAS
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • EWI-15012
    • METIS-255478
    • IR-65367


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