Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Fully Automatic Standard Cell Creation in an Analog Generator Framework

Rachel Nancollas

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2013-71
May 15, 2013

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2013/EECS-2013-71.pdf

Automated analog integrated circuit design has been an outstanding problem since the late 1980s. One of the reasons for this is there are few tools for helping designers create the standard cell libraries used by most analog synthesis software. The Berkeley Analog Generator (BAG) approaches the problem of automating analog layout by providing a software framework that aids designers in codifying their design process to create layout generators. The specific focus of this work is to take this automation one step further to enable complete automation from schematic level to circuit layout. This is done by creating special classes for fully automatic custom digital layout, improving routing algorithms to require less manual setup, and developing a debugging tool to help designers understand their automated layout. Several circuit examples are presented to demonstrate the capabilities of this complete analog automation.

Advisor: Elad Alon


BibTeX citation:

@mastersthesis{Nancollas:EECS-2013-71,
    Author = {Nancollas, Rachel},
    Title = {Fully Automatic Standard Cell Creation in an Analog Generator Framework},
    School = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2013},
    Month = {May},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2013/EECS-2013-71.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2013-71},
    Abstract = {Automated analog integrated circuit design has been an outstanding problem since the late 1980s. One of the reasons for this is there are few tools for helping designers create the standard cell libraries used by most analog synthesis software. The Berkeley Analog Generator (BAG) approaches the problem of automating analog layout by providing a software framework that aids designers in codifying their design process to create layout generators. The specific focus of this work is to take this automation one step further to enable complete automation from schematic level to circuit layout. This is done by creating special classes for fully automatic custom digital layout, improving routing algorithms to require less manual setup, and developing a debugging tool to help designers understand their automated layout. Several circuit examples are presented to demonstrate the capabilities of this complete analog automation.}
}

EndNote citation:

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