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Modern day digital integrated circuit designs can be designed without choosing a target programmable device or fabrication process until near the very end of the design flow. Current analog design tools and processes, however, require that the fabrication process be chosen very early on in the design process. This paper describes a vision of analog design that can be used to make more of the analog design process independent of which fabrication process is going to be used by designing at a higher, process independent level. An integrated circuit for capacitive level sensing is described and portions of the design are used to show how this vision allows not only for the target process to be chosen later in the design cycle, but also for comparison between processes which can help in choosing a more appropriate fabrication process.
White, Jason R., "Process Portable Analog Design" Report Number: WUCSE-2003-3 (2003). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.