A Practical Guide to Analog Behavioral Modeling for IC System Design

A Practical Guide to Analog Behavioral Modeling for IC System Design

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A Practical Guide to Analog Behavioral Modeling for IC System Design presents a methodology for abstracting an IC system so that the designer can gain a macroscopic view of how sub-systems interact, as well as verify system functionality in various applications before committing to a design. This will prevent problems that may be caused late in the design-cycle by incompatibilities between the individual blocks that comprise the overall system. This book will focus on the techniques of modelling IC systems through analog behavioral modeling and simulation. It will investigate a practical approach by which designers can put together these systems to analyze topological and architectural issues to optimize IC system performance.

Discussions on modeling and simulation from SPICE to behavioral simulators
Comparison of various hardware description languages and a discussion on the effects of language standardization
Explanation on how to reduce time-to-market by decreasing design-cycle time through modeling and simulation
Contains more than 25 building block examples that can be used to construct mixed-signal IC system models
Analysis of 4 different IC systems using various levels of model detail

This book is intended for the practicing engineer who would like to gain practical knowledge in applications of analog behavioral modelling for IC system design.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 13.46mm | 390.09g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • XV, 232 p.
  • 1461346517
  • 9781461346517

Table of contents

1.0.- 2.0 Modeling and Simulation Background.- 2.1 Analog Simulation.- 2.1.1 The SPICE Simulator.- 2.1.2 AHDL Simulator.- 2.2 Digital Simulation.- 2.2.1 The SPICE Simulator.- 2.2.2 Digital HDL Simulators.- 2.3 Mixed-Signal Simulation.- 2.3.3 Mixed-Mode HDL Simulator.- 2.3.4 Native Mixed-Signal HDL Simulator.- 2.4 HDL Basics.- 2.4.1. Digital HDLs.- 2.4.2 Analog HDLs (AHDLs).- 2.4.3 Mixed-Signal HDLs.- 2.5 Abstraction.- 2.8 Modeling Continuum.- 2.6 Model Precision and Accuracy.- 2.7 IC Modeling.- 2.8.1 SPICE Device Modeling.- 2.8.2 SPICE Macromodeling.- 2.8.3 Analog Behavioral Modeling.- 2.8.4 Analog Behavioral Macromodeling.- 2.8.5 Algorithmic Modeling.- 2.9 Applications of Analog Behavioral Modeling.- 2.9.1 Dynamic Specification.- 2.9.2 System Design.- 2.9.3 IC Design.- 2.9.4 Virtual Test.- 2.9.5 Other Applications.- 3.0 Methodology.- 3.1 Design Methodologies.- 3.1.1 Bottom-Up Design.- 3.1.2 Top-Down Design.- 3.1.3 Hierarchical Design.- 3.2 Analog Behavioral Modeling Methodology.- 3.2.1 Specification.- 3.2.1 Development.- 3.2.1 Verification.- 3.2.1 Documentation.- 3.2.1 Release Control.- 4.0 Basic Building Blocks.- 4.1 MAST Mini-Tutorial.- 4.2 Electrical Sources.- 4.2.1 DC Current Source.- 4.2.2 DC Voltage Source.- 4.2.3 Voltage Controlled Voltage Source.- 4.2.4 Current Controlled Current Source.- 4.2.5 Exponential Sinusoidal Voltage Source.- 4.3 Voltage Arithmetic.- 4.3.1 Voltage Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.- 4.3.2 Voltage Differentiation and Integration.- 4.4 Electrical Primitives.- 4.4.1 Resistor.- 4.4.2 Capacitor.- 4.4.3 Inductor.- 4.4.4 Ideal Diode.- 4.4.5 Ideal Transistor.- 5.0 More Building Blocks.- 5.1 Analog Models.- 5.1.1 Ideal Transformer.- 5.1.2 Peak Detector.- 5.1.3 Sample-and-Hold.- 5.1.4 Non-inverting Schmitt Trigger.- 5.1.5 Voltage-to-Frequency Converter.- 5.1.6 Frequency-to-Voltage Converter.- 5.2 Digital Models.- 5.2.7 AND Gate.- 5.2.8 Multiplexer.- 5.2.9 D-Latch.- 5.3 Mixed Signal Blocks.- 5.3.1 Voltage Comparator.- 5.3.2 Pulse-Width Modulator.- 5.3.3 Analog-to-Digital Converter.- 5.4 Mixed-Signal Interface Models.- 5.4.1 Analog-to-Digital Interface Models.- 5.4.2 Digital-to-Analog Interface Models.- Mixed-System Models.- DC Motor.- 6.0 IC System Examples.- 6.1 Distributed Power Supply.- 6.1.1 System Overview.- 6.1.2 Model Implementation and Verification.- 6.2 Automotive Ignition System.- 6.2.1 System Overview.- 6.2.2 Model Implementation and Verification.- 6.3 Audio Test System.- 6.3.1 System Overview.- 6.3.2 Model Implementation and Verification.- 6.4 Digital Communication System.- 6.4.1 System Overview.- 6.4.2 Model Implementation and Verification.- Appendix A.- A.1 Buck Averaged Converter Netlist.- A.2 Forward Averaged Converter Netlist.- A.3 Cascaded Converter Netlist.- A.4 Top-Level Automotive Ignition Netlist.- A.5 Electronic Control Unit Model Code.- A.6 Position Sensor Model Code.- A.7 Spark Plug Model Code.- A.8 Top-Level Audio Test System Netlist.- A.9 Loudspeaker Subsystem Test Netlist.- A.10 DSP Subsystem Test Netlist.- A.11 Voice Coil Model Code.- A.12 Wind-Drag Model Code.- A.13 Successive Approximation Register Model Code.- A.14 Digital to Z-Domain Converter Model Code.- A.15 Nonlinear Spring Model Code.- A.16 Top-level Digital Communications System Netlist.- About the Author.
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