In this paper, we discuss power reduction by comparing two different design techniques targeting low-power ASICs: clustered voltage scaling (CVS) and gate resizing. The CVS is a technique to reduce supply voltage partially, allowing to reduce power without performance degradation. As a result of applying to real gate-array circuits, the CVS reduced power by 30-60% even at dominant wire capacitance, while the gate re-sizing got less effective. The CVS is considered to be a key technique toward deep sub-micron age, in which the wire capacitance will be further dominant.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Annual IEEE International ASIC Conference and Exhibit|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Jan 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 9th Annual IEEE International ASIC Conference and Exhibit - Rochester, NY, USA|
Duration: 1996 Sep 23 → 1996 Sep 27
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering