International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Topologies and Methodologies for AMS Integrated Circuit Design
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,347,244) developed by six co-inventors for "topologies and methodologies for AMS integrated circuit design." The co-inventors are Amir Alon, Ramat Tshai, Israel, David Goren, Nesher, Israel, Rachel Gordin, Hadera, Israel, Betty Livshitz, Qiriat, Israel, Sherman Anatoly, Haifa, Israel, and Michael Zelikson, Haifa, Israel.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A tool for analog and mixed signal circuits includes a unit enabling a user to identify one or more critical interconnect lines in a chip architecture and one or more selectable, predefined topologies for said critical interconnect lines. Each topology includes one or more signal wires and a current return path. A majority of the electric field lines are contained within the boundary of the topology. The invention also includes a method for designing analog and mixed signal (AMS) integrated circuits (IC), including defining a chip architecture and a floor plan, identifying one or more critical interconnect lines and selecting pre-designed transmission line topologies for the critical interconnect lines."
The patent application was filed on Dec. 11, 2007 (11/927,720). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,347,244&OS=8,347,244&RS=8,347,244
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.
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