Geometric Programming for Circuit Optimization

S. Boyd and S.-J. Kim

Proceedings of International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD), pages 44–46, April 2005.

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This tutorial concerns a method for solving a variety of circuit sizing and optimization problems, which is based on formulating the problem as a geometric program (GP), or a generalized geometric program (GGP). These nonlinear, constrained optimization problems can be transformed to convex optimization problems, and then solved (globally) very efficiently.