A Practical Guide to Analog Behavioral Modeling for IC System Design presents a methodology for abstracting an IC system so that the designer can gain a macroscopic view of how sub-systems interact, as well as verify system functionality in various applications before committing to a design. This will prevent problems that may be caused late in the design-cycle by incompatibilities between the individual blocks that comprise the overall system. This book will focus on the techniques of modelling IC systems through analog behavioral modeling and simulation. It will investigate a practical approach by which designers can put together these systems to analyze topological and architectural issues to optimize IC system performance. Highlights: + Discussions on modeling and simulation from SPICE to behavioral simulators + Comparison of various hardware description languages and a discussion on the effects of language standardization + Explanation on how to reduce time-to-market by decreasing design-cycle time through modeling and simulation + Contains more than 25 building block examples that can be used to construct mixed-signal IC system models + Analysis of 4 different IC systems using various levels of model detail This book is intended for the practicing engineer who would like to gain practical knowledge in applications of analog behavioral modelling for IC system design.