A prototype framework for knowledge-based analog circuit synthesis

Ramesh Harjani, Rob A. Rutenbar, L. Richard Carley

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


An organization for a knowledge-based analog circuit synthesis tool is described. Analog circuit topologies are represented as a hierarchy of functional blocks; a planning mechanism is introduced to translate performance specifications between levels in this circuit hierarchy. A prototype implementation, OASYS, synthesizes sized transistor schematics for simple CMOS operational amplifiers from performance specifications and process parameters, and demonstrates the workability of the approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPapers on 25 Years of Electronic Design Automation, DAC 1988
EditorsA.R. Newton
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0897912675
StatePublished - Jun 1 1988
Event1988 ACM Design Automation Conference, DAC 1988 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Jun 12 1988Jun 15 1988

Publication series

NameProceedings - Design Automation Conference
VolumePart F130197
ISSN (Print)0738-100X


Other1988 ACM Design Automation Conference, DAC 1988
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© ACM.


Dive into the research topics of 'A prototype framework for knowledge-based analog circuit synthesis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this