Publication
Title
Systematic design of high-accuracy current-steering D/A converter macrocells for integrated VLSI systems
Author
Abstract
This brief presents a systematic design methodology for digital-to-analog (D/A) converter macrocells for integrated VLSI systems. A generic behavioral model is included for system-level exploration to define the converter's specifications. The architecture and the sizes of the devices are then calculated using a performance-driven design methodology. Using a novel layout tool, the layout of the regular structures with complex connectivity, typical for D/A converters, is automatically generated. Finally, a detailed behavioral model is extracted, combining both complex dynamic behavior (glitch energy) and static behavior. A 12-bit and two l l-bit D/A converters have been designed using this approach. It is demonstrated how the applied methodology and supporting tools drastically reduce the total design time, thereby significantly increasing analog design productivity.
Language
English
Source (journal)
IEEE transactions on circuits and systems: 2: analog and digital signal processing / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [New York, N.Y.] - New York
Publication
New York : 2001
ISSN
1057-7130
Volume/pages
48:3(2001), p. 300-309
ISI
000168916700009
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 13.02.2015
Last edited 11.07.2017