Integrated circuit and system design vol:3728 pages:374-381
This paper presents a design automation tool for the generation of sensor interfaces for low-power applications. The tool combines design reuse of known low-power circuits and an efficient optimization algorithm to generate circuits adapted to specific applications. The part of the tool that generates signal filters is described, and the optimization algorithm is compared to other possible optimization methods. Two filters are designed using the tool. Simulation results are compared to existing filters. These results indicate that the filter tool has the desired functionality.