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T5: State-of-the-Art Methodologies for Modeling, Design, Simulation and Debug of Analog/Mixed-Signal Circuits





10:00 - 12:30



Room 5C


The demand for low-power SoCs in mobile consumer electronics is a main driver for CMOS scaling. For digital designs, the adoption of advanced CMOS process technologies offers clear power, performance, area, and cost (PPAC) benefits. However, porting analog/mixed-signal circuits to the latest process node only provides marginal PPAC benefits, and it comes at the expense of increased complexity and development time. Feature scaling translates to larger wire RC product, exacerbated layout-dependent effects, and reliability challenges. The analog/mixed-signal design space has gradually shifted from device-centric to interconnect-centric. In this workshop we will present the latest methodologies for modeling, design, simulation and debug of analog/mixed circuits. These methodologies lead to improved process portability, design and verification.


Pietro Caragiulo (Meta, IT)

Pietro Caragiulo pursued his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and Master and Bachelor degree at Politecnico di Bari. From 2010 to 2018, he was with the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, where he was involved in the development of high-frame-rate cameras and time-of-flight sensors. Dr. Caragiulo is the recipient of several awards, including the Stanford Graduate Fellowships (SGF) in Science and Engineering in 2018 and the ADI Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2020. He is currently a Silicon Research Scientist at Meta.


10:00 - 10:05

Opening Remarks

10:05 - 10:40

Analog IC Design Using Precomputed Lookup Tables (LUTs)

Hesham Omran (Ain Shams University, EG)

10:40 - 11:20

Taming IC interconnect parasitics in the era of layout-dominated designs

Maxim Ershov (Diakopto, US), Kostas Pagiamtzis (advisor, CA)

11:20 - 11:55

Advanced Modeling and Simulation of ADC-based Wireline Receivers

Jaeha Kim (Seoul National University and Scientific Analog, US)

11:55 - 12:30

Inverter-Based Analog Design for High-Speed Communications

Oscar Elisio Mattia (Stanford University, US)


Dr. Hesham Omran received the B.Sc. (with honors) and M.Sc. degrees from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2007 and 2010, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, in 2015, all in Electrical Engineering. From 2008 to 2011, he was a Design Engineer with Si-Ware Systems (SWS), Cairo, Egypt, where he worked on the circuit and system design of the first miniaturized FT-IR MEMS spectrometer (NeoSpectra), and a Research and Teaching Assistant with the Integrated Circuits Lab (ICL), Ain Shams University. From 2011 to 2016 he was a Researcher with the Sensors Lab, KAUST. He held internships with Bosch Research and Technology Center, CA, USA, and with Mentor Graphics, Cairo, Egypt. In 2016, he rejoined the ICL, Ain Shams University, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He created the Mastering Microelectronics YouTube channel with 10k+ subscribers. He co-founded Master Micro in 2020 to develop the Analog Designer’s Toolbox (ADT), a novel EDA tool that defines a new paradigm for analog IC design. Dr. Hesham has received several awards including the Egyptian State Encouragement Award for Engineering in 2019, Ain Shams University Encouragement Award for Technology in 2022, and the Design Automation Conference (DAC) Innovator’s Award in 2022. He has published 50+ papers in international journals and conferences. His research interests are in the design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, and especially in analog and mixed-signal CAD tools and design automation.


Maxim Ershov is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur. He received a Ph.D. degree in solid state electronics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

His expertise is in physics, mathematics, semiconductor devices, and EDA. Prior to co-founding Diakopto, Maxim was responsible for parasitic extraction at Apple’s Silicon Engineering Group. Before Apple, he was CTO of Silicon Frontline Technology, where he architected and successfully brought to market several industry-leading tools such as R3D and Rmap. Maxim also worked as device engineer at PDF Solutions, T-RAM Semiconductor and Foveon.


Kostas Pagiamtzis received the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the University of Toronto in 2006. He has over 25 years of custom IC design experience across sub-fields including CAM and SRAM memory design, SiGe BiCMOS analog wireline circuits, and leading-edge CMOS SerDes. He has served as a Technical Editor for ISSCC and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto. Most recently Dr. Pagiamtzis was the first employee of Alphawave, working on both TX and RX circuits and owning all design flows. His experience at a resource-constrained startup led to early adoption of new parasitic methodologies to optimize for efficiency, design velocity, while limiting risk in meeting PPA targets. Dr. Pagiamtzis is now an advisor and consultant focusing on parasitic-constrained custom IC design and related design methodologies.


Jaeha Kim is currently Professor at Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Korea. He founded Scientific Analog, Inc. in 2015, developing EDA tools for AMS modeling and simulation in SystemVerilog. He received BS in EE from Seoul National University in 1997, and MS and PhD in EE from Stanford University in 1999 and 2003. His research interests include low-power mixed-signal circuits and their design methodologies.

Oscar Elisio Mattia (Member, IEEE) received the M.Sc. degree in microelectronics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 2014, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, in partnership with imec, Leuven, Belgium, in 2019.He was an Electrical Engineering Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. He was an AMS Design Engineer with Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA, USA and Luminous Computing, Santa Clara, CA, USA.He is interested in electronic systems architecture, circuits, technology, and algorithms co-design, having published work in high-speed links, data converters, phase modulated continuous wave (PMCW) radar, and ultra-low-power voltage and current references.Dr. Mattia is a member and also serves as a Reviewer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits and IEEE Circuits and Systems Societies.

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