Performance Optimization Techniques in Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Radio-Frequency Circuit Design
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Performance Optimization Techniques in Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Radio-Frequency Circuit Design

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Science & Engineering for 2019.

Mourad Fakhfakh (University of Sfax, Tunisia), Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle (INAOE, Mexico) and Maria Helena Fino (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
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Release Date: October, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 464|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6627-6
ISBN13: 9781466666276|ISBN10: 1466666277|EISBN13: 9781466666283


Improving the performance of existing technologies has always been a focal practice in the development of computational systems. However, as circuitry is becoming more complex, conventional techniques are becoming outdated and new research methodologies are being implemented by designers.

Performance Optimization Techniques in Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Radio-Frequency Circuit Design features recent advances in the engineering of integrated systems with prominence placed on methods for maximizing the functionality of these systems. This book emphasizes prospective trends in the field and is an essential reference source for researchers, practitioners, engineers, and technology designers interested in emerging research and techniques in the performance optimization of different circuit designs.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Circuit Design
  • Electromagnetic Optimization
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Hybrid Techniques
  • Metaheuristics
  • Optimization Practices
  • Simulation-Based Methodologies
  • Swarm Intelligence

Reviews and Testimonials

For skilled designers, researchers, and engineers as well as students, electrical engineers review recent developments in optimizing the performance of analog, mixed-signal, and radio-frequency circuits. The topics include enhancing an automatic analog integrated circuit design flow by using a technology-independent module generator, the distributed selection of the optimal sizes of analog unity gain cells by fuzzy set intersection, analyzing the performance of electromagnetic interference shielding based on carbon nanomaterials used in integrated circuit design, and radio frequency chaotic circuit design from theory to practice.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mourad Fakhfakh was born in Sfax, Tunisia in 1969. He received the Engineering, the PhD, and the Habilitation degrees from the National Engineering School of Sfax, Tunisia, in 1996, 2006, and 2011, respectively. From 1998 to 2004, he worked at the Tunisian National Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG) as the head of the technical intervention department. In September 2004, he joined the National School of Electronics and Telecommunications (ENET’Com), formerly the High Institute of Electronics and Communications (ISECS), where he is working as an Associate Professor. Dr. Fakhfakh is an IEEE senior member. He has (co)authored 2 books and more than 100 papers in high-impact journals, international conferences, and book chapters. He regularly serves as a reviewer in high impact-factor international journals and conferences. Dr. Fakhfakh’s research interests include symbolic analysis techniques, analog circuit synthesis and design automation, and optimization techniques.
Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle received a BSc degree from the Instituto Tecnológico de Puebla, México, in 1993. He then received both MSc and PhD degrees from the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), México, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. In 2001, he was appointed as Professor-Researcher at INAOE. During 2009-2010, he served as a Visiting Researcher at University of California at Riverside, USA. He has authored and co-authored 10 books, 20 book chapters, 75 journal articles, and more than 150 conference papers. He is IEEE Senior Member and serves as Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Integration – The VLSI Journal, and The Scientific World Journal. His research interests include systematic circuit synthesis techniques, modeling and simulation of linear and nonlinear circuits and systems, design and applications of chaotic oscillators, symbolic circuit analysis, multi-objective optimization by evolutionary algorithms, and analog/RF and mixed-signal design automation tools.
Maria Helena Fino received the PhD degree in Electrotechnical Engineering from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1995. She is an Assistant Professor at the Electrotechnical Department of the Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT). Since 2012, she is the coordinator for the Integrated Master on Electrotechnical and Computer Science Engineering in FCT. She co-authored seven book chapters and several journal/conference papers. She was invited for a Plenary Session on IEEE-Mixdes 2013. She has been a reviewer forIEEE Transactions on CAD and for Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing from Springer. Her current research interests include the development/use of compact models for passive and active components and the use of Verilog-A for the implementation of compact models and optimisation-based methodologies for the design of RF/Analog circuits in nanometric technologies.