Ultra-Low-Voltage Design of Energy-Efficient Digital Circuits

Ultra-Low-Voltage Design of Energy-Efficient Digital Circuits

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This book focuses on increasing the energy-efficiency of electronic devices so that portable applications can have a longer stand-alone time on the same battery. The authors explain the energy-efficiency benefits that ultra-low-voltage circuits provide and provide answers to tackle the challenges which ultra-low-voltage operation poses. An innovative design methodology is presented, verified, and validated by four prototypes in advanced CMOS technologies. These prototypes are shown to achieve high energy-efficiency through their successful functionality at ultra-low supply voltages.(b) Relative width of pMOS Pp (left axis) as function of the number of stacked nMOS transistors in the inverter, in order to reach a maximal and balanced noise margin (right axis) Consequently, the pMOS transistor for a stacked nMOS inverteranbsp;...

Title:Ultra-Low-Voltage Design of Energy-Efficient Digital Circuits
Author:Nele Reynders, Wim Dehaene
Publisher:Springer - 2015-04-14


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