Is there a design methodology to create a circuit that implements a specified transfer function?
I know that there are automatic top-down design flows in logic design where you describe a function at RTL level and technology does the rest, but what about other domains? Transfer functions were taught to us in University. I am sure that they can be implemented with linear elements: resistors, inductors and capacitors. But I have never seen how to do that in general, nor seen a tool that would do that. Why?
update IEEE says:
The rational transfer function is realized as a linear causal time-invariant system using well-established techniques
Which techniques to they have in mind?