%0 Journal Article
	%A A. Fakhfakh and  N. Ksentini and  M. Loulou and  N. Masmoudi and  J. J. Charlot
	%D 2008
	%J International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 17, 2008
	%T High Level Characterization and Optimization of Switched-Current Sigma-Delta Modulators with VHDL-AMS
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/14977
	%V 17
	%X Today, design requirements are extending more and
more from electronic (analogue and digital) to multidiscipline design.
These current needs imply implementation of methodologies to make
the CAD product reliable in order to improve time to market, study
costs, reusability and reliability of the design process.
This paper proposes a high level design approach applied for the
characterization and the optimization of Switched-Current Sigma-
Delta Modulators. It uses the new hardware description language
VHDL-AMS to help the designers to optimize the characteristics of
the modulator at a high level with a considerably reduced CPU time
before passing to a transistor level characterization.
	%P 896 - 904