-A A +A
This paper introduces PareDA (ParetoDesignAutomation), a composite automated methodology for the optimization of analog circuits and solar cell devices. The PareDA framework combines randomized algorithms, domain and constraints sensitivity analysis, epsilon-dominance and global robustness analysis in order to perform simulation-based, multi-scenario and multi-objective optimization. PareDA is evaluated on the problems of designing a three-stage operational amplifier, a yield-aware optimization of a folded-cascode operational amplifier (requiring multiple operating conditions) and a model for selective emitter solar cells. Comparisons with a selection of state-of-the-art techniques (such as NSGA-II and YdIRCO) highlight the effectiveness of PareDA both in terms of Pareto optimality of the solutions found and time-to-converge. The solutions obtained by PareDA dominate those of comparative …
Publication date: 
1 Jun 2017

Andrea Patanè, Andrea Santoro, Piero Conca, Giovanni Carapezza, Antonino La Magna, Vittorio Romano, Giuseppe Nicosia

Biblio References: 
Volume: 62 Pages: 373-383
Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence