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dc.contributor.advisor Massoud, Yehia
dc.creatorNieuwoudt, Arthur
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:40:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:40:41Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17904
dc.description.abstract Accurate and efficient modeling, optimization, and synthesis of integrated spiral inductors continue to hinder the automated design of mixed-signal circuits in system-on-chip technology. In this thesis, we develop a modeling and automated design methodology for integrated spiral inductors. We have created a wideband inductor model based on closed-form analytical expressions to capture a plethora of resistive, inductive, and capacitive parasitic effects. Leveraging the speed of the inductor model, we have developed a variability-aware automated design methodology that efficiently generates Pareto-optimal inductors based on application requirements. At its core the automated design methodology employs a scalable multi-level single-objective optimization engine that integrates the flexibility of deterministic pattern search optimization with the rapid convergence of local nonlinear convex optimization. The results demonstrate that the inductor modeling, optimization, and synthesis methodology accurately locates and characterizes near-optimal inductor designs with orders of magnitude speed improvement when compared with existing modeling and optimization techniques.
dc.format.extent 100 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectElectronics
Electrical engineering
dc.title Modeling, optimization and synthesis for fully integrated spiral inductors
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Electrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Nieuwoudt, Arthur. "Modeling, optimization and synthesis for fully integrated spiral inductors." (2006) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17904.


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