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integrated circuit that has both analog circuits and digital circuits on a single semiconductor die. designs need to intermix and deal with a variety of. RF elements, data converters and complex digital designs

An introduction to modeling embedded analog/ mixed signal systems using SystemC AMS extensions
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Abstract SystemC AMS extensions introduce new language constructs for the design of embedded analog/ mixed signal systems. This paper presents the novel modeling language for analog and mixedsignal functions that supports design and modeling of

Towards Assertion Based Verification of Analog and Mixed Signal Designs Using PSL.
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Abstract Analog and Mixed Signal (AMS) designs are important integrated systems that link digital circuits to the analog world. Following the success of PSL verification methodologies, recent research suggested extending PSL to support AMS systems.

A demonstration IC for the P1149. 4 mixed signal test standard
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The preliminary P1149.4 mixed signal boundary scan standard, currently in committee, extends the IEEE 1149.1 digital boundary scan standard, adding analog and parametric measurement . P1149.4 is intended to help automate mixed signal board test, and reduce test

Somereal worldproblems in the analog and mixed signal domains,
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AbstractDesign and verification problems in the digital circuit space are well studied and there are many approaches to establishing correctness, both academic and industrial. However, the analog and mixed signal space is much less developed.More and more

An introduction to mixed signal IC test and measurement
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Common Types of Analog and Mixed Signal Circuits 1.1.3 Applications of Mixed Signal Circuits 3 1.2 WHY TEST MIXED SIGNAL DEVICES 5 Parametric modeling method Methodology Implementation and results Conclusion Combined BEM/FEM

The GED is a mixed signal : The effect of cognitive and non-cognitive skills on human capital and labor market outcomes
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Abstract This work focuses on the effect of non cognitive skills on the accumulation of human capital and on labor market outcomes in the context of the GED program. A cursory examination of NLSY data reveals that the hourly wage of GED recip ients is higher than the This book is the third in a series of three dedicated to advanced topics related to Mixed Signal IC design methodologies. It is one of the results achieved by the Mixed Signal Design Cluster, an initiative launched in 1998 as part of the TARDIS project, funded by the

High performance ALD HfO2-Al2O3 laminate MIM capacitors for RF and mixed signal IC applications
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Abstract In this paper, high performance ALD HfO2-Al2O3 laminate metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor is demonstrated for the first time with high capacitance density of 12.8 fF/ m2 from 10 kHz to 20 GHz, low leakage current of 7.45 10-9 A/cm2@ 2V, low VCC

Analog and mixed signal modeling using the VHDL-AMS language
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Page 1. VHDL AMS @ 7hxhyh 968 WC9G vhy Analog and Mixed Signal Modeling Using the VHDL-AMS Language Ernst Christen Beaverton, OR Kenneth Bakalar Rockville, MD Allen M. Dewey Durham, NC Eduard Moser Stuttgart, Germany 36th Design Automation ConferenceMixed

Chaos Based True Random Number Generator Embedded in a Mixed Signal Reconfigurable Hardware
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The paper presents a chaos-based True Random Number Generator (TRNG) implemented in commercially available mixed signal PSoC reconfigurable devices without any external components. Contrary to the traditionally used sources of randomness (eg variouswell-

Nanoelectronic mixed signal system design
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Consumer electronics such as mobile phones, digital cameras, digital television, high- definition content players, health monitoring systems, and DVD/MP3 players have profound impact on society. The main component of these appliances is a tiny integrated circuit

HBIST of nonlinear analog building blocks in mixed signal circuits
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Abstract: HBIST (Hybrid-Built-In-Selftest) is a very efficient method for testing analog parts within mixed signal circuits by using a provided BIST (Build-In-Selftest)-environment in the digital part of a circuit. For using HBIST of nonlinear analog circuits a new kind of signature

A uniform approach to mixed signal circuit test
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SUMMARY Owing to the analogue nature of many industrial processes and the increasing use of microprocessor techniques, many circuits nowadays carry mixed (digital and analogue) signals. As complexities of these circuits increase, the testability of mixed signal

Stochastic mixed signal VLSI architecture for high-dimensional kernel machines
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Abstract A mixed signal paradigm is presented for high-resolution parallel innerproduct computation in very high dimensions, suitable for efficient implementation of kernels in image processing. At the core of the externally digital architecture is a high-density, low-

DATE 2006 Special Session: DFM/DFY Design for Manufacturability and Yield-influence of process variations in digital, analog and mixed signal circuit design
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Abstract The concepts of Design for Manufacturability and Design for Yield DFM/DFY are bringing together domains that co-existed mostly separated until now circuit design, physical design and manufacturing process. New requirements like SoC, mixed Abstract: This paper presents a reviev and discussion on reusable aualog IP block design and application teclmology. Tlie focus of the discussion includes some fiindaniental theories and iiietliodologies to deal n\itli the challenges of reusable analog IP blocks, some design

SystemC extensions for mixed signal system design
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Abstract State-of-the-art systems especially for the telecommunication and internet market, consist of analog and digital parts. The challenge for future designs is the tight interconnection between all different domains (software, digital control, hardware, signal

SystemC-WMS: Mixed Signal Simulation Based on Wave Exchanges
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Abstract This chapter proposes a methodology for extending SystemC to mixed signal systems, aimed at allowing the reuse of analog models and to the simulation of heterogeneous systems. To this end, a general method for modeling analog modules using

Advancing the systemc analog/ mixed signal (AMS) extensions
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Abstract SystemCis an industry-standard language for electronic system-level (ESL) design and modeling, enabling the creation of abstract architectural descriptions of digital hardware/software (HW/SW) systems, also known as virtual prototypes. The introduction of

A formal top-down design process for mixed signal circuits
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At the Design Automation Conference International presented findings from a 1997 productivity study in which his firm analyzed 21 chip designs from 14 leading semiconductor firms. The study revealed a productivity gap of 14 between the most

Analog mixed signal extensions for SystemC
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Abstract SystemC supports a wide range of Models of Computation (MoC) and is very well suited for the design and refinement of complex digital systems from functional downto register transfer level. However, for a broad range of applications, interactions of the digital

Real valued modeling for mixed signal simulation
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Purpose Real Valued Modeling (RVM) is a way by which users can perform verification of their analog or mixed signal designs using discretely simulated real values. This allows simulation using only the digital solver, avoiding the slower analog simulation, thus, Advances in electronics technologies have led to a kind of a boomin a very wide range of fields, such as, informatics, bioengineering, communications, electronic gadgets, to name a few. Despites the fact that in the digital domain, designers can take full benefits of IPs and

Metric driven verification of mixed signal designs
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ABSTRACT Functional verification has long been a major concern in digital design. Over the years, the huge investment in verification spurred the development of tools and methodologies for systematic and costeffective functional verification. In the last several

Virtual test of complex mixed signal telecommunication circuits reusing system level models
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Abstract The effectiveness of a virtual test process is strongly determined by the effort required to create the DUT and DIB models as well as by the performance and the accuracy of the virtual test environment. A methodology is introduced for re-using well verified system

MSP430 family mixed signal microcontroller application reports
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Texas Instruments and its subsidiaries (TI) reserve the right to make changes to their products or to discontinue any product or service without notice, and advise customers to obtain the latest version of relevant information to verify, before placing orders, that

Choosing RF CMOS or SiGe BiCMOS in mixed signal design
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Deciding what technology to choose for fast-moving targets is not trivial, especially in the commercial space where the price, time to market, and the performance of the chip can make or break a product, and sometimes the company. This article attempts to analyze these Driven by the need of reducing the defective circuits to a minimum, present-day fabrication technologies require design techniques been complemented by effective test procedures. In the case of digital ICs, there are many procedures to cope with test problems in an effective

A mixed signal VLSI for real-time generation of edge-based image vectors
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Abstract A mixed signal image filtering VLSI has been developed aiming at real-time generation of edge-based image vectors for robust image recognition. A four-stage asynchronous median detection architecture based on analog digital mixed signal circuits Abstract: A reusable SoC verification envirorunent is presented in tlus paper. This versatile environment, n~ luch is based on VSI Alliance IP bus standard. is in accordance with penwive rules of IP reusing. and hence is suitable for varieties of designs. Tbmugh

Noise reduction is crucial to mixed signal ASIC design success (part I)
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This article is the first of a two-part series. It covers internal circuits and systems. Part II will deal with floorplaning, l/O-placement, pinout, and power-stability issues.ED ixed-signal 1 design frequently leads to nonfunctional devices because of noise problems. Large amounts

TCAD electrical parameters extraction on through silicon via (TSV) structures in a 0.35 um analog mixed signal CMOS
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AbstractThis paper presents the electrical behavior of Through Silicon Via (TSV) in an 0.35 analog mixed signal CMOS technology. Key DC parameters as TSV Resistance and Capacitance are extracted. Small signal analysis and S-parameter extraction are performed

High-frequency sections of active filters of mixed signal soc based on current amplifiers
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The sufficient conditions for the efficient use of active elements are formulated by analyzing the basic structure of second-order unit. The expediency of current amplifiers usage in HF and SHF filters is shown. The examples of a methodical nature are given and conclusions of

High Temperature 0.8 Micron 5V SOI CMOS for Analog/ Mixed Signal Applications
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Abstract A 0.8 micron, 5-volt silicon-on-insulator wafer process with analog/ mixed signal device extensions has been developed for High-temperature applications. Previously, this process technology has been used for purely digital high-temperature applications where

CMOS SOS for Mixed Signal ICs
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Silicon on sapphire (SOS) has long held great promise for mixed signal applications but has never had high enough yields for commercial applications. Recent advances in growing a defect-free silicon layer on sapphire, however, have brought these yields to commercially

Design and implementation of portable health monitoring system using PSoC mixed signal array chip
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AbstractHealth monitoring systems become a hot topic and important research field today. Research on health monitoring were developed for many applications such as military, home care unit, hospital, sports training and emergency monitoring system. In this work, a

Multiple architecture modeling design method for mixed signal and multi domain system simulation-first solutions
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ABSTRACT During the design process of MEMS digital, analogue electrical and non- electrical models at different abstraction levels may appear. The abstraction levels of the interfaces depend on the abstraction levels of the models. If system models are developed

A New Method for Modeling and Analysis of Accuracy and Tolerances in Mixed Signal Systems.
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Abstract Tolerances are a very important property of a design. This paper presents a method for simulating tolerances in signal processing and control systems on the system level using affine arithmetic. The method is compard to simulation based on interval arithmetic or Monte-

Solutions for mixed signal SoC verification
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Mixed signal applications are among the fastest growing market segments in the electronics and semiconductor industry. From watching mobile digital TV to reading on your tablet to auto-piloted cars, consumers expect electronics to do morein more placesthan ever

Experimental test bench for mixed signal circuits based on FPAA devices
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Abstract Testing mixed signal circuits is a difficult task due to defect modelling challenges, observability, controllability restrictions and ATE bandwidth limitations. The continuous variability of analog signals and the lack of widely accepted fault models in this domain

A new verification approach for mixed signal systems
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ABSTRACT Mixed signal systems are growing in the semiconductor market and are becoming more and more complex. On the other hand, bugs and malfunctions still appear in these systems mainly because of the lack of interaction between digital and analogue

From spec to verification closure: a case study of applying uvm-ms for first pass success to a complex mixed signal soc design
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In their 2006 paper titledVerification of Complex Analog Integrated CircuitsKundert et al write: Functional complexity in analog, mixed signal and RF (A/RF) designs is increasing dramatically. Todaysimple A/RF functional block such as an RF receiver or power

Mixed signal event-driven simulation of a phase-locked loop
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Abstract The mixed signal event-driven (MixED) simulation algorithm using standard VHDL is capable of modeling a number of analog and mixed signal problems in digital circuits, eg RCL networks representing pads or wires, charge pumps, dynamic logic, voltage-controlled

Applying a real-time mixed signal solver to the design of digital control systems
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ABSTRACT Designing and testing of digital control systems on power electronics applications is an intricate procedure. In this paper, Virtual Test Bed (VTB) and its real-time extension (RTVTB) are adopted to establish a desirable simulation environment to

P1149. 4Problem or Solution for Mixed Signal IC Design
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Almost any new circuitry which falls under the category Design For Testability (DFT) is perceived by designers as a problem to be endured to make someone elsejob easier, ie that of the manufacturing engineer. After all, no net benefit is gained by simply transferring

Selecting Mixed Signal Components for Digital Communications Systems-Part V
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Part I (Analog Dialogue 30-3) provided an introduction to the concept of channel capacity, and its dependence on bandwidth and SNR; part II (30-4) briefly summarized different types of modulation schemes; part III (31-1) discussed different approaches to sharing the

NEURAL NETWORK BASED DEFECT DETECTION IN ANALOG AND MIXED IC USING DIGITAL SIGNAL PREPROCESSING
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to market and profit. The fact that in recent IC designs mixedsignal devices are rather com- mon and the use of embedded IP cores is becoming very popular, makes testing even more complicated. Another test difficulty arises

Making Better Use of Time in Mixed Signal Circuits
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he world is changing for analog designers Future processes are offering degraded Abstract Passive components play a key role in analog and mixed signal applications. Although their inherent materi-als cost may be low, associated assembly, reliability and system cost can be significant. Integration offers the potential for improved cost,

Parameter identification based diagnosis in linear and nonlinear mixed signal systems
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Abstract In this paper, we consider the nonlinear system modelling problem for on-chip testing of mixed signal systems using smart embedded. A Situation-Dependent AutoRegressive model with eXogenous variable (SDARX) is introduced to approximate the There are many ways to implement most circuit functions. The same test approach is rarely applicable to all implementations of a function. Function or specificationbased tests apply signals implied by the circuitdata sheet specifications, and are based on the intended

Process and device requirements for mixed signal integrated circuits in broadband networking
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AbstractThe paper describes the present status of the broadband wireline infrastructure consisting of the backbone core, metro rings, access network, local and storage area networks. Examples of various mixed signal integrated circuits are described. Based on

Massively Parallel Mixed Signal VLSI Kernel Machines
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Abstract Recently it has been shown that a simple learning paradigm, the support vector machine (SVM), outperforms some of the most elaborately tuned expert systems and neural networks in object recognition tasks. In run-time, the SVM operates by computing a

Spectral-Based Built-In Self-Test Methods for Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits
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Abstract Built-in self-test has been accepted as a tool for digital verification and production test. It reduces the tester complexity, eliminates the need for off-chip interfacing, and allows the device to be tested many times during the manufacturing cycle of the product. In addition,

A mixed signal multiplier principle for massively parallel analog vlsi systems
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Abstract:-In this paper we introduce a mixed signal multiplier principle for the implementation of analog massively parallel computation arrays in a standard CMOS process. This principle is a powerful method to perform simple preprocessing algorithms for highly parallel data

Palmo: a novel pulsed based signal processing technique for programmable mixed signal VLSI
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Abstract In this thesis a new signal processing technique is presented. This technique exploits the use of pulses as the signalling mechanism. This Palmo ignalling method applied to signal processing is novel, combining the advantages of both digital and

Developing affordable mixed signal power systems for battery charger Applications
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As battery-powered electronic devices continue to become more common and more powerful, easily adaptable battery charger designs are needed. Using standard components, battery charger designs can be made simultaneously more flexible and more

induced random variation models of nanoscale MOS performance: efficient tool for the nanoscale regime analog/ mixed signal CMOS statistical/variability
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Abstract. In this research, the novel models of random variation in Ids which is a key parameter of any MOS transistor, have been proposed in this research as the probability density functions. Both triode and saturation regions have been explored. Unlike the

Testing method of analog parts for mixed signal microsystems based on microcontrollers
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Abstract In the paper a new method of fault detection and location of a single soft fault in analog parts of mixed signal microsystems based on microcontrollers is presented. The idea of the method bases on the transformation which maps changes of the time response of the

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