Call for Papers

9th International Workshop on Frontiers in Analog CAD

FAC’18

May 16-17, 2018

Vienna, Austria

Collocated with ASYNC’18

 

Actual trends like cyber physical systems, internet of things and autonomous driving push the need for a lot of analog content on integrated circuits to connect to the physical world. Verification and design of these analog parts takes a lot of effort of the overall design process. Additionally, actual standards like ISO 26262 increase the pressure to get the verification formalized and automatized. Using current methodologies, even well-understood analog circuits require nearly as much effort to modify and/or port to a new process as the initial design. Even when an analog circuit can be reused, validating its performance within the new system – especially if the circuit is controlled through a digital loop – is often the long pole in the overall flow. The reasons for this situation are both technical and sociological; inherent differences in the behaviors of digital vs. analog systems make analog design and validation much more resistant to automation. Similarly, the cultural distance between the EDA software developers and analog designers is much larger than the distance between them and digital designers.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together technologists and researchers from analog design as well as CAD tool development to foster collaboration and exchange of ideas as well as to spur further research into the intersection of these domains. The workshop has a long tradition (since 2005) mainly in the area of formal verification.

Scope

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal verification of hybrid systems, analog circuits, mixed signal circuits
  • Verification of continuous models using hybrid system techniques
  • Circuit optimization, synthesis and design space exploration
  • PVT variations and reliability
  • Modeling approaches for analog circuits at varying levels of abstraction
  • Model checking and theorem proving methods
  • Fast functional and behavioral simulation of AMS circuits
  • Test, diagnosis for analog and mixed-signal systems
  • Coverage for AMS-systems

Important dates

Submission deadline: February 16, 2018
Acceptance notification: March 16, 2018
Workshop dates: May 16-17, 2018