Automating to reduce the analogue design bottleneck

October 19, 2012 // By Paul Double
Analogue layout has traditionally been considered to be more challenging than digital layout. For example, it takes considerably more time to achieve a high level of expertise in analog layout as compared to the time required to master digital layout.

So it comes as no surprise that digital design automation technology has advanced at a much faster pace than its analog counterpart. As digital occupies the vast majority of most projects, design cycle times have trended downwards even as transistor counts have continued to increase geometrically.

Read the full article on page 43 of our October digital edition.