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    An overview of analogue optimisation using "AD-OPT"

    Byrne, E. and McCarthy, O. and Lucas, D. and Donnellan, Brian (1994) An overview of analogue optimisation using "AD-OPT". In: Proceedings of European Design and Test Conference EDAC-ETC-EUROASIC. IEEE. ISBN 0818654104

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    A system for optimising analogue circuits is presented. The system "AD-OPT" (Analog Devices OPTimiser) uses numerical simulation and interpolation methods to determine an optimal set of circuit element values and device geometries to meet specific analogue performance requirements. This paper presents an overview of AD-OPT and of its three central modules: the datasheet generator, the database creation module and the optimiser. The paper demonstrates that the increasing speed of work stations and the judicious use of numerical methods, is altering the balance between theoretical and numerical approaches to problem solving.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Design optimization; Circuit topology; Design engineering; Geometry; Circuit synthesis; Design automation; Equations; Circuit simulation; Space exploration; Numerical simulation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 10785
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    Depositing User: Prof. Brian Donnellan
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 16:16
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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