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Low Power Circuit Optimization for Internet of Things (IoT)

Analog Design, Analog EDA


The MunEDA webinar focuses on optimizing low-power circuits for IoT using their WiCkeD platform. Drew Plant introduces the company and discusses the challenges of manual tweaking in IoT design. Automated numerical resizing and WiCkeD ‘s tools are presented as solutions, with an emphasis on low power and area. The deterministic nominal optimizer (DNO) within WiCkeD is explained, along with optimization algorithms like Newton-Raphson and Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP).

A tool demo showcases WiCkeD’s capabilities, including feasibility optimization, design centering, and yield optimization. Real-world examples from SMIC and STMicroelectronics demonstrate the application of WiCkeD tools to reduce power supply current, optimize yield, and achieve cost savings. The webinar concludes with a Q&A session, offering insights into WiCkeD’s role in IoT analog design challenges.