Constructive Common-Centroid Placement and Routing for Binary-Weighted Capacitor Arrays

Nibedita Karmokar, Arvind K Sharma, Jitesh Poojary, Meghna Madhusudan, Ramesh Harjani, Sachin S. Sapatnekar

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Abstract

The accuracy and linearity of capacitive digital-to-analog converters (DACs) depend on precise capacitor ratios, but these ratios are perturbed by process variations and parasitics. This paper develops fast constructive procedures for common-centroid placement and routing for binary-weighted capacitors in charge-sharing DACs. Parasitics also degrade the switching speed of a capacitor array, particularly in FinFET nodes with severe wire/via resistances. To overcome this, the capacitor array is placed and routed to optimize switching speed, measured by the 3dB frequency. A balance between 3dB frequency and DAC INL/DNL is shown by trading off via counts with dispersion. The approach delivers high-quality results with low runtimes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2022
EditorsCristiana Bolchini, Ingrid Verbauwhede, Ioana Vatajelu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages166-171
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783981926361
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2022 - Virtual, Online, Belgium
Duration: Mar 14 2022Mar 23 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2022 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2022

Conference

Conference2022 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2022
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityVirtual, Online
Period3/14/223/23/22

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported in part by the DARPA IDEA program, as part of the ALIGN project, under SPAWAR Contract N660011824048.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 EDAA.

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