A multi-step P-cell for LNA design automation


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Cheng, Wei and Annema, Anne Johan and Nauta, Bram (2008) A multi-step P-cell for LNA design automation. In: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008, 18-21 May 2008, Seattle, WA, USA (pp. pp. 2550-2553).

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Abstract:This paper presents a novel way to efficiently implement parametric cells (P-cells). A narrow-band LNA is used as demonstration vehicle. In the P-cell, circuit parameters such as transistor size, bias condition and passive values are determined automatically for any given reachable target performance. To achieve both high accuracy and relatively high speed, a new iterative stepped approach is used with respect to speed and accuracy, starting with moderate-accuracy and fast optimization that yields the starting point for the next higheraccuracy and slower optimization step. The presented approach can be extended to other types of circuits.
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Copyright:© 2008 IEEE
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/65367
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2008.4541976
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