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Analogue/Digital CMOS ICs

Objective

The integration of analogue and digital functions on a single chip is necessary for the development of new information technologies for data communications, industrial applications and consumer products.

The primary objective of ADCIS was the adaptation and characterisation of a 1 micron CMOS process for mixed analogue-digital functions and the extraction of the electrical parameters of a submicron CMOS technology, together with the definition of submicron rules.
The integration of analogue and digital functions on a single chip is necessary for the development of new information technologies for data communications, industrial applications and consumer products.
The primary objective of the project was the adaptation and characterization of a 1 micron complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process for mixed analogue digital functions and the extraction of the electrical parameters of a submicron CMOS technology, together with the definition of submicron rules. At the same time, design tools were developed with the goal of building a system capable of being used to produce silicon compilers involving digital and analogue cells. Finally, a complex integrated circuit was designed and manufactured to demonstrate the capabilities of the developed technology and computer aided design (CAD) tools. The most important results achieved by the project were:
developed of 1 micron CMOS analogue modules, integration into an analogue digital process technology, and full characterization;
fabrication of a submicron test circuit and first characterization of the 0.7 micron technology;
mixed analogue/digital building blocks design, fabrication and characterization;
usage and evaluation of the new CAD tools in the design of blocks, test circuits and demonstrator;
design, fabrication and test of a complex integrated circuit (IC) in 1 micron CMOS technology.
At the same time, design tools were to be developed with the goal of building a system capable of being used to produce silicon compilers involving digital and analogue cells. Finally, a complex integrated circuit was to be designed and manufactured to demonstrate the capabilities of the developed technology and CAD tools.

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MATRA-MHS
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ANACAD - Computer Systems
Germany
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Helmholtzstraße 20
89081 Ulm

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ASSOCIACAO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
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Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1
1096 Lisboa

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CENTRO NACIONAL DE MICROELECTRONICA
Spain
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Serrano, 144
28006 Madrid

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Centre National d'Études des Télécommunications (CNET)
France
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98 Chemin Du Vieux Chêne
38243 Meyland

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MIETEC
Belgium
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Westerring, 15
9700 Oudenaarde

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NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS RESEARCH CENTRE
Ireland
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Cork

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UNIVERSITAD DE SEVILLA - AICIA
Spain
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Avda. Reina Mercedes
41012 Sevilla

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