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AMS Design Configuration Schemes

AMS Design Configuration Schemes Course | Subject Matter Expert - Ahmed Eisawy | Design and Verification Languages Topic

It’s often said that most of today’s designs are Mixed-Signal, and that Mixed-Signal verification remains one of the biggest design challenges. With today’s Mixed-Signal circuits being systems that are made of Analog cells and Digital cells on the same chip, SoC designs would then enforce many hard problems that need solutions.

This course will introduce the various techniques available in Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) design environment to help understand how to efficiently utilize them. Understanding the challenges in AMS verification, will help learn how to properly address them, thus, creating an efficient design environment.

You are encouraged to first view Evolving Verification Capabilities by Harry Foster that provides the framework for all of the Academy courses.


Overview to AMS Configuration

This session introduces the opposing powers in Design Methodologies and the concept of Mixed-Signal design environments. Challenges and techniques will also be covered.

Analog/Mixed-Signal Domain

This session introduces the definition for Mixed-Signal domain and addresses the three main areas for AMS design: functionality, robustness and reliability.

Design Methodologies

This session covers the 2 main flows used in Mixed-Signal design environments: Bottom-Up Design Flow and Top-Down Design Flow.

Design Topologies

This session covers the 2 main design topologies: Analog-Centric Mixed-Signal Designs and Digital-Centric Mixed-Signal Designs

Mixing Languages

This session defines the language choices available in a Mixed-Signal design structure and how each choice impacts the performance and quality of the process.

AMS Design Configuration Schemes

This session introduces a tool can be adapted in various topologies supporting the available methodologies with little or no impact on the design flow.