The extended manual layout process for RF and analog/mixed-signal design restricts design space exploration and limits design productivity. This work demonstrates the efficacy of an automated layout generator versus a manual approach using a state-of-the-art MIMO receiver. Multiple smaller floorplans of the layout are generated automatically in hours compared to weeks for a single manual layout. Measured results from an automatically generated layout fabricated in TSMC 65nm CMOS show performance numbers comparable to the manual design. Measured in-band/in-notch IIP3 and out-of-band/in-notch IIP3 are 18.3dBm and 23.64dBm, respectively.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2023 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2023|
|Editors||Jennifer Kitchen, Steven Turner|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2023|
|Event||2023 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2023 - San Diego, United States|
Duration: Jun 11 2023 → Jun 13 2023
|Name||Digest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium|
|Conference||2023 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2023|
|Period||6/11/23 → 6/13/23|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was supported in part by the DARPA IDEA program (contract N660011824048).
© 2023 IEEE.
- Automated RF-AMS layout synthesis
- Design productivity
- Design space exploration
- MIMO receiver