A Worst-Case Optimization Approach with Circuit Performance Model Scheme

Masayuki TAKAHASHI  Jin-Qin LU  Kimihiro OGAWA  Takehiko ADACHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E78-A    No.3    pp.306-313
Publication Date: 1995/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section of Selected Papers from the 7th Karuizawa Workshop on Circuits and Systems)
Category: Numerical Analysis and Optimization
worst-case optimization,  unconstrained multi-objective function minimizatin,  objective function,  stochastic interpolation model,  circuit simulation,  Monte Carlo analysis,  

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In this paper, we describe a worst-case design optimization approach for statistical design of integrated circuits with a circuit performance model scheme. After formulating worst-case optimization to an unconstrained multi-objective function minimization problem, a new objective function is proposed to find an optimal point. Then, based on an interpolation model scheme of approximating circuit performance, realistic worst-case analysis can be easily done by Monte Carlo based method without increasing much the computational load. The effectiveness of the presented approach is demonstrated by a standard test function and a practical circuit design example.