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GENOM-POF: Multi-Objective Evolutionary Synthesis of Analog ICs with Corners Validation

Lourenço, N. ; Horta, N.

GENOM-POF: Multi-Objective Evolutionary Synthesis of Analog ICs with Corners Validation, Proc Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conf. - GECCO, Philadelphia, United States, Vol. , pp. 1119 - 1126, July, 2012.

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Abstract
In this paper, a multi-objective design methodology and tool for automatic analog IC synthesis, which takes into account the effects of process variations, is presented. By varying the technological and environmental parameters, the robustness of the solutions is enhanced. The automatic analog IC sizing tool, GENOM-POF, was implemented to demonstrate the methodology and to verify the effects of corner cases on the Pareto optimal front (POF). The impacts of NSGA-II parameters when applied to analog circuit sizing were investigated, and three different design strategies were tested in a benchmark circuit, showing the effectiveness of multi-objective design of analog cells.