Power Management of Digital Circuits in Deep Sub-Micron CMOS Technologies (Paperback)

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Power Management of Digital Circuits in Deep Sub-Micron CMOS Technologies (Paperback)

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This is book number 25 in the Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics series.

In the deep sub-micron regime, the power consumption has become one of the most important issues for competitive design of digital circuits. Due to dramatically increasing leakage currents, the power consumption does not take advantage of technology scaling as before. State-of-art power reduction techniques like the use of multiple supply and threshold voltages, transistor stack forcing and power gating are discussed with respect to implementation and power saving capability. Focus is given especially on technology dependencies, process variations and technology scaling. Design and implementation issues are discussed with respect to the trade-off between power reduction, performance degradation, and system level constraints. A complete top-down design flow is demonstrated for power gating techniques introducing new design methodologies for the switch sizing task and circuit blocks for data-retention and block activation. The leakage reduction ratio and the minimum power-down time are introduced as figures of merit to describe the power gating technique on system level and give a relation to physical circuit parameters. Power Management of Digital Circuits in Deep Sub-Micron CMOS Technologies mainly deals with circuit design but also addresses the interface between circuit and system level design on the one side and between circuit and physical design on the other side.

Product Details ISBN: 9789048172788
ISBN-10: 9048172780
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: November 6th, 2010
Pages: 186
Language: English
Series: Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics