SEAS: A simulated evolution approach for analog circuit synthesis

Zhen-Qiu Ning, Zhen-Qiu Ning, A.J. Mouthaan, Hans Wallinga

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    Abstract

    The authors present a simulated evolution approach for analog circuit synthesis based on an analogy with the natural selection process in biological environments and on the iterative improvements in solving engineering problems. A prototype framework based on this idea, called SEAS, has been implemented. Measurement results show that SEAS can handle a non-fixed topology with a globally optimal solution, is easy to adapt as technology evolves, and is easy to use. Analytic circuit models, in which a set of the design equations enables one to evaluate the performance of a circuit for different sets of specifications without actually going into the circuit details, can be developed not only for operational amplifiers but also for other types of analog functional blocks, such as comparators and A/D (analog-to-digital) converters
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC'91)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages5.2.1-5.2.4
    Number of pages0
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-0015-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 12 May 1991
    EventIEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, CICC'91, San Diego, USA, 12-15 May, 1991: Proceedings IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC'91) -
    Duration: 12 May 1991 → …

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    PublisherIEEE

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, CICC'91, San Diego, USA, 12-15 May, 1991
    Period12/05/91 → …

    Keywords

    • METIS-113915
    • IR-17030

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