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Martin Barnasconi

Martin Barnasconi

When I started in the early 90's as engineer at Royal Philips Electronics to design RF products and systems, I quickly recognized that using the right tools, design methodologies and flows are key elements to make a good product. After 10 years RF design engineering in several groups in Philips Semiconductors, which became NXP in 2006, I started giving consultancy and support on AMS and RF system level design and verification to NXP businesses worldwide. Currently I am steering the AMS system-level design methodology developments within the Central R&D organization of NXP. Especially in the AMS and RF modeling domain, innovations are necessary to deal with the growing complexity of designing and verifying mixed-signal ICs and systems. As chairman of the SystemC AMS working group and board member of the Accellera Systems Initiative standardization body, I contribute to the development of standards which ease the creation of mixed-signal ICs and systems. In this blog, I will give you an "under the hood" view on the advancements in design tools, languages, methods and standards, which form the foundation to create NXP's mixed-signal products.