International Workshop on Design Automation for Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Irvine Marriott, Irvine, CA

Co-located with International Conference on Computer-Aided Design

Workshop Description

Growing digitization of integrated circuits has contributed to making system-on-chips ever more complex. Yet, a substantial portion of a chip consists of analog and mixed-signal (AMS) circuits that provide critical functionality like signal conversion. Over the past several decades, aggressive scaling of IC technologies, as well as advancing the integration of heterogeneous physical domains on chip, substantially complicates the design of AMS components. On the one hand, their modeling and design becomes extremely complex. On the other hand, their interplay with the rest of the system-on-chip challenges design, verification and test.

The new technology trends bring enormous challenges and opportunities for AMS design automation. This is reflected by an increase in research activity on AMS CAD worldwide. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together academic and industrial researchers from both design and CAD communities to report recent advances and motivate new research topics and directions in this area.

Workshop Organizers:

Zhuo Feng - Michigan Technological University

Xin Li - Duke University

Workshop Topics

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Behavioral and performance modeling at circuit & system levels
  • Simulation and formal verification
  • Model checking and theorem-proving methods
  • Circuit optimization, synthesis and design space exploration
  • PVT variations and reliability
  • Testing, diagnosis and post-silicon validation
  • Physical design
  • Benchmark circuits
  • Ultra-low power/voltage design methodologies for mixed-signal ICs
  • Emerging design automation techniques in hardware security for analog and mixed-signal ICs
  • Design for emerging applications such as neuromorphic computing, IoT, automobile, etc.

Posters that address any of the aforementioned topics are invited. Posters addressing AMS design issues outside of these areas will also be of great interest to the workshop. They will be considered equally relevant in review process. The workshop will NOT publish official proceedings including all posters.

Poster Submission Instructions:

To present a poster at the workshop, please submit an abstract to Dr. Zhuo Feng ( via email. Your submission must include the following information: (1) poster title, (2) author names and affiliations, (3) abstract (up to one page). To be considered in the review process, your abstract must be submitted by September 25, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent to you on October 2, 2017.

Important Dates:

Submission of Poster Abstract: September 25, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: October 2, 2017