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Delay-balanced smart repeaters for on-chip global signaling.

Weerasekera, Roshan and Pamunuwa, Dinesh B. and Zheng, Li-Rong and Tenhunen, Hannu (2007) Delay-balanced smart repeaters for on-chip global signaling. In: Proc. International Conference on VLSI Design. IEEE, Bangalore, pp. 308-313. ISBN 0-7695-2762-0

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    Abstract

    In this paper we propose a smart driver, whose drive strength is dynamically altered depending on the relative bit pattern, by partitioning it into a main driver and assistant driver. For a higher effective load capacitance both drivers switch, while for a lower effective capacitance the assistant driver is quiet. It is shown that in an UMC 0.18mum technology the potential peak power saving, for typical global wire lengths, can be as much 18% with a 12% jitter reduction over a traditional repeater for a data rate of 1Gb/s.

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    Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
    ID Code: 31133
    Deposited By: Mr Michael Dunne
    Deposited On: 21 Dec 2009 13:59
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 21:42
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31133

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