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Automation of Analog IC Layout – Challenges & Solutions

1- Problem definition

Physical analog IC design has not been automated to the same degree as digital IC design. This is due to the complex structures of the analog IC design. Analog designs are characterized by a much richer and more complex set of design constraints that need to be considered simultaneously and which may span several domains (e.g., electrical, electro-thermal, electro-mechanical technological, geometrical domain). So most of the layout design is custom because analog layout designers want to have full control over the different design aspect. The state-of-the-art on analog layout automation that follows reveals that after many years of stagnation, electronic design automation (EDA) market is evolving, creating more efficient and complementary approaches to the existing tools based on machine learning and AI.

2- Project information

Physical analog IC design has not been automated to the same degree as digital IC design. This is due to the complex structures of the analog IC design. Analog designs are characterized by a much richer and more complex set of design constraints that need to be considered simultaneously and which may span several domains (e.g., electrical, electro-thermal, electro-mechanical technological, geometrical domain). So most of the layout design is custom because analog layout designers want to have full control over the different design aspect. The state-of-the-art on analog layout automation that follows reveals that after many years of stagnation, electronic design automation (EDA) market is evolving, creating more efficient and complementary approaches to the existing tools based on machine learning and AI.

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 3- Benefits by Si-Vision 

• Working in new technologies.
• Solving a real industry problem.
• Exploration to the professional working industry.
• Internships from mid-August 2018 till mid-September 2019 as part of the sponsorship package.
• Technical mentorship by Si-Vision engineers through the year.
• Si-Vision will be a part of the judgment committee evaluating your project in all MIEphases.