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Optimal Analog Circuit Sizing via Ant Colony Optimization Technique


Bachir Benhala, Ali Ahaitouf, Mourad Fakhfakh, Abdellah Mechaqrane, Brahim Benlahbib


Vol. 11  No. 6  pp. 223-231


We propose a novel adaptation of the Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) Technique for the resolution of analog sizing optimization problems. The paper details the proposed algorithm and highlights its performances using some mathematical test functions. This novel adaptation of the ACO technique is used for the optimal design of analog circuits, namely, a differential pair current conveyor and an inverted second generation current conveyor. SPICE simulation results are given to show the viability of the proposed algorithm.


Metaheuristic, ACO, Test functions, CMOS, Current conveyors