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      A complete retargeting methodology for mixed-signal IC designs  [Presentation]

      Castro López, Rafael; Fernández, F. V.; Delgado Restituto, Manuel; Rodríguez Vázquez, Ángel Benito (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2001)
      In this paper, an efficient methodology to retargeting and reuse of embedded mixed-signal blocks is presented. Parametrized layout templates, accurate behavioral modeling of mixed-signal blocks, and appropriate mechanisms ...
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      A design tool for high-resolution high-frequency cascade continuous- time Σ∆ modulators  [Article]

      Tortosa Navas, Ramón; Castro López, Rafael; Rosa Utrera, José Manuel de la; Rodríguez Vázquez, Ángel Benito; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal (SPIE, 2007)
      This paper introduces a CAD methodology to assist the de signer in the implementation of continuous-time (CT) cas- cade Σ∆ modulators. The salient features of this methodology ar e: (a) flexible behavioral modeling ...
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      A Reuse-based framework for the design of analog and mixed-signal ICs  [Presentation]

      Castro López, Rafael; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal; Rodríguez Vázquez, Ángel Benito (The International Society for Optical Engineering -SPIE, 2005)
      Despite the spectacular breakthroughs of the semiconductor industry, the ability to design integrated circuits (ICs) under stringent time-to-market (TTM) requirements is lagging behind integration capacity, so far keeping ...
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      A versatile CMOS transistor array IC for the statistical characterization of time-zero variability, RTN, BTI, and HCI  [Article]

      Díaz Fortuny, Javier; Martín Martínez, Javier; Rodríguez Martínez, Rosana; Castro López, Rafael; Roca Moreno, Elisenda; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal; Aragonès Cervera, Xavier; Barajas Ojeda, Enrique; Mateo Peña, Diego; Nafría Maqueda, Montserrat (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-01-01)
      Statistical characterization of CMOS transistor variability phenomena in modern nanometer technologies is key for accurate end-of-life prediction. This paper presents a novel CMOS transistor array chip to statistically ...
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      Accurate VHDL-based simulation of /spl Sigma//spl Delta/ modulators  [Presentation]

      Castro López, Rafael; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal; Medeiro Hidalgo, Fernando; Rodríguez Vázquez, Ángel Benito (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2003)
      The computational cost of transient simulation of /spl Sigma//spl Delta/ modulators (/spl Sigma//spl Delta/Ms) at the electrical level is prohibitively high. Behavioral simulation techniques offer a promising solution to ...
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      AMS/RF-CMOS circuit design for wireless transceivers  [Article]

      Castro López, Rafael; Rodríguez de Llera, Delia; Ismail, Mohammed; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal (Elsevier, 2009)
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      An automated design methodology of RF circuits by using Pareto-optimal fronts of EMsimulated inductors  [Article]

      González Echevarría, Reinier; Roca Moreno, Elisenda; Castro López, Rafael; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal; Sieiro, J.; López Villegas, J. M.; Vidal, N. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017)
      A new design methodology for radiofrequency circuits is presented that includes electromagnetic (EM) simulation of the inductors into the optimization flow. This is achieved by previously generating the Pareto-optimal front ...
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      Context-dependent transformation of Pareto-optimal performance fronts of operational amplifiers  [Article]

      Roca Moreno, Elisenda; Velasco Jiménez, Manuel; Castro López, Rafael; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal (Springer, 2012)
      The use of Pareto-optimal performance fronts in emerging design methodologies for analog integrated circuits is a keystone to overcome the limitations of traditional design methodologies. However, most techniques to generate ...
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      Diseño de circuitos analógicos y de señal mixta con consideraciones de diseño físico y variabilidad  [PhD Thesis]

      Toro Frías, Antonio (2017-09-29)
      Advances in microelectronic technology has been based on an increasing capacity to integrate transistors, moving this industry to the nanoelectronics realm in recent years. Moore’s Law [1] has predicted (and somehow governed) ...
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      Diseño sistemático de circuitos analógicos y de señal mixta reconfigurables  [PhD Thesis]

      Velasco Jiménez, Manuel (2017-09-15)
      During the last decades, there has been an increasing demand of electronic devices, mostly in the field of mobile communications. Every year, hand-held communication devices must include more and more functionalities and ...
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      Generation of technology-portable flexible analog blocks  [Presentation]

      Castro López, Rafael; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal; Delgado Restituto, Manuel; Medeiro Hidalgo, Fernando; Rodríguez Vázquez, Ángel Benito (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2002)
      This paper introduces a complete methodology for retargeting of analog blocks to different sets of specifications, even to different technology processes. By careful integration of the tuning process of design parameters ...
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      Geometrically-constrained, parasitic-aware synthesis of analog ICs  [Presentation]

      Castro López, Rafael; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal; Rodríguez Vázquez, Ángel Benito (The International Society for Optical Engineering - SPIE, 2005)
      In order to speed up the design process of analog ICs, iterations between different design stages should be avoided as much as possible. More specifically, spins between electrical and physical synthesis should be reduced ...
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      Introduction to the special issue on SMACD 2012  [Article]

      Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal; Roca Moreno, Elisenda; Castro López, Rafael (Springer, 2014)
      Welcome to the Special Issue devoted to the 2012 edition of the International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD). This is the XIIth edition of the ...
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      Load-independent characterization of trade-off fronts for operational amplifiers  [Presentation]

      Roca Moreno, Elisenda; Velasco Jiménez, Manuel; Castro López, Rafael; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal (2010)
      Abstract—In emerging design methodologies for analog integrated circuits, the use of performance trade-off fronts, also known as Pareto fronts, is a keystone to overcome the limitations of the traditional top-down ...
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      On the suitability and development of layout templates for analog layout reuse and layout-aware synthesis  [Presentation]

      Castro López, Rafael; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal; Rodríguez Vázquez, Ángel Benito (The International Society for Optical Engineering - SPIE, 2005)
      Accelerating the synthesis of increasingly complex analog integrated circuits is key to bridge the widening gap between what we can integrate and what we can design while meeting ever-tightening time-to-market constraints. ...
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      Parametric macromodeling of integrated inductors for RF circuit design  [Article]

      Passos, Fabio; Ye, Y.; Spina, D.; Roca Moreno, Elisenda; Castro López, Rafael; Dhaene, T.; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017)
      Nowadays, parametric macromodeling techniques are widely used to describe electromagnetic structures. In this contribution, the application of such parametric macromodeling techniques to the design of integrated inductors ...
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      RAPID-retargetability for reusability of application-driven quadrature D/A interface block design  [Presentation]

      Franca, J.; Horta, N.; Pereira, M.; Vital, J.; Castro López, Rafael; Delgado Restituto, Manuel; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal; Rodríguez Vázquez, Ángel Benito; Ramos, J.; Santos, P. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1999)
      This paper describes ESPRIT 29648, concerning the development of an advanced methodology for the design of a mixed-signal application-driven quadrature D/A interface sub-system, aiming at its reusability by a retargetting ...
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      Systematic design of high-resolution high-frequency cascade continuous-time sigma-delta modulators  [Article]

      Tortosa Navas, Ramón; Rodríguez Vázquez, Ángel Benito; Fernández Fernández, Francisco Vidal; Rosa Utrera, José Manuel de la; Roca Moreno, Elisenda; Castro López, Rafael (2008)