Sunday, 16 September 2007

BMAS 2007

The 2007 IEEE International Behavioral Modeling and Simulation Conference (BMAS 2007) will be held in San Jose, CA, on September 20-21, in conjunction with the 2007 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), in the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, at the heart of Silicon Valley.

BMAS addresses behavioral modeling and simulation for analog electronic circuits and systems. Topics include the development and application of behavioral languages and simulators, modeling practices and automatic extraction of models. Particular focus is placed on the Verilog-AMS and VHDL-AMS languages are of particular interest. The General Chair is Colin C. McAndrew (from Freescale Semiconductor), a recognized authority in the field of compact and behavioral modeling.

This year the BMAS program consists of several interesting sessions: applications of behavioral modeling, behavioral modeling tools, two sessions about behavioral models, and one poster and exhibit session.

Among the models presented in BMAS 2007, we can highlight a liquid crystall cell macro-model with Verilog-A, a SPICE model for piezoelectric transducers, a MEMS accelerometer model, a phase change memory model using Verilog-A, and a behavioral simulation of biological neuron systems using VHDL and VHDL-A.

For compact and behavioral modeling researchers, BMAS is no doubt a very interesting conference to attend, and for circuit designers, it is a very good complement to CCIC.

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