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Power and Energy Consumption of CMOS Circuits: Measurement Methods and Experimental Results

  • Josep Rius
  • Alejandro Peidro
  • Salvador Manich
  • Rosa Rodriguez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2799)

Abstract

This paper compares a set of measurements of power consumption of CMOS circuits obtained from conventional and non-conventional measurement methods. A description of the advantages and disadvantages of each method is included as well as the precaution measures to prevent measurement errors. Experiments on a 32-bit microprocessor and a standard cell custom circuit prove that by using non-conventional methods it is possible to obtain information unreachable with conventional ammeter measurements.

Keywords

Voltage Drop Input Pattern Clock Frequency Current Waveform CMOS Circuit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josep Rius
    • 1
  • Alejandro Peidro
    • 1
  • Salvador Manich
    • 1
  • Rosa Rodriguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament d’Enginyeria ElectrònicaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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