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Transistor sizing of energy-delay-efficient circuits

Pénzes, Paul I. and Nyström, Mika and Martin, Alain J. (2002) Transistor sizing of energy-delay-efficient circuits. In: TAU '02 Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE international workshop on Timing issues in the specification and synthesis of digital systems. ACM , New York, NY, pp. 126-133. ISBN 1-58113-526-2.

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This paper studies the problem of transistor sizing of CMOS circuits optimized for energy-delay efficiency, i.e., for optimal Etn where E is the energy consumption and t is the delay of the circuit, while n is a fixed positive optimization index that reflects the chosen trade-off between energy and delay. We propose a set of analytical formulas that closely approximate the optimal transistor sizes. We then study an efficient iteration procedure that can further improve the original analytical solution. Based on these results, we introduce a novel transistor sizing algorithm for energy-delay efficiency.

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Additional Information:© 2002 ACM. The authors thank Catherine Wong and Karl Papadantonakis for many stimulating discussions. The research reported in this paper was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and monitored by the Air Force under contract F29601-00-K-0184.
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)F29601-00-K-0184
Subject Keywords:Theory, Energy-delay optimization, transistor sizing
Classification Code:B.6 [ Harware ]: Logic Design; B.6.3 [ Logic Design ]: Design Aids— optimization
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Official Citation:Paul I. Pénzes, Mika Nyström, and Alain J. Martin. 2002. Transistor sizing of energy-delay--efficient circuits. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE international workshop on Timing issues in the specification and synthesis of digital systems (TAU '02). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 126-133. DOI=
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