Correlated Bayesian Model Fusion: Efficient High-Dimensional Performance Modeling of Analog/RF Integrated Circuits over Multiple Corners
Efficient high-dimensional performance modeling of analog/RF circuits over multiple corners is an important-yet-challenging task. In this paper, we propose a novel performance modeling approach for analog/RF circuits, referred to as Correlated Bayesian Model Fusion (C-BMF). The key idea is to encode the correlation information for both model template and coefficient magnitude among different corners by using a unified prior distribution. Next, the prior distribution is combined with a few simulation samples via Bayesian inference to efficiently determine the unknown model coefficients. Two circuit examples designed in a commercial 40nm CMOS process demonstrate that C-BMF achieves about 2× cost reduction over the traditional state-of-the-art modeling technique without surrendering any accuracy.
Gao, Z; Wang, F; Tao, J; Su, Y; Zeng, X; Li, X
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