Variation-Aware Adaptive Voltage Scaling for Digital CMOS Circuits

  • Martin Wirnshofer

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics book series (MICROELECTR., volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 77-83

About this book


Increasing performance demands in integrated circuits, together with limited energy budgets, force IC designers to find new ways of saving power. One innovative way is the presented adaptive voltage scaling scheme, which tunes the supply voltage according to the present process, voltage and temperature variations as well as aging. The voltage is adapted “on the fly” by means of in-situ delay monitors to exploit unused timing margin, produced by state-of-the-art worst-case designs. This book discusses the design of the enhanced in-situ delay monitors and the implementation of the complete control-loop comprising the monitors, a control-logic and an on-chip voltage regulator. An analytical Markov-based model of the control-loop is derived to analyze its robustness and stability. Variation-Aware Adaptive Voltage Scaling for Digital CMOS Circuits provides an in-depth assessment of the proposed voltage scaling scheme when applied to an arithmetic and an image processing circuit. This book is written for engineers interested in adaptive techniques for low-power CMOS circuits.


Adaptive Voltage Scaling (AVS) Delay Monitoring Digital Circuits Energy Harvesting Integrated Ciruits (ICs) Sources of Variation energy efficient IC’s error prediction in-situ delay variation-aware design

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Wirnshofer
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  1. 1.Electrical EngineeringTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6195-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6196-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1437-0387
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