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Gigahertz FPGA by SiGe BiCMOS Technology for Low Power, High Speed Computing with 3-D Memory

  • Chao You
  • Jong-Ru Guo
  • Russell P. Kraft
  • Michael Chu
  • Robert Heikaus
  • Okan Erdogan
  • Peter Curran
  • Bryan Goda
  • Kuan Zhou
  • John F. McDonald
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2778)

Abstract

This paper presents an improved Xilinx XC6200 FPGA using IBM SiGe BiCMOS technology. The basic cell performance is greatly enhanced by eliminating redundant signal multiplexing procedures. The simulated combinational logic result has a 30% shorter gate delay than the previous design. By adjusting and properly shutting down the CML current, this design can be used in lower-power consumption circuits. The total saved power is 50% of the first SiGe FPGA developed in the same group. Lastly, the FPGA with a 3-D stacked memory concept is described to further reduce the influence of parasitics generated by the memory banks. The circuit area is also reduced to make dense integrated circuits possible.

Keywords

Basic Cell Neighbor Cell Combinational Logic Sequential Logic Gate Delay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chao You
  • Jong-Ru Guo
  • Russell P. Kraft
  • Michael Chu
  • Robert Heikaus
  • Okan Erdogan
  • Peter Curran
  • Bryan Goda
  • Kuan Zhou
  • John F. McDonald

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