Frontiers in Analog CAD (FAC)

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

Thursday-Friday, November 5-6, 2015

Doubletree Hotel
6505 N Interstate 35
Austin, Texas 78752-4346, USA

Co-located with
International Conference on Computer-Aided Design

Growing digitization of integrated circuits has contributed to making SoCs (SoC: system on a chip) 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. Aggressive scaling of IC technologies, as well as the advancing integration of heterogeneous physical domains on a chip, substantially complicates the design of AMS components. On one hand, their modeling and design becomes extremely complex. On the other hand, their interplay with the rest of the SoC challenges design, verification and test. These new technology evolutions bring enormous challenges and opportunities for AMS design automation. This trend 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. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Abstracts that address any of the aforementioned topics are invited. Abstracts addressing AMS CAD 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.