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Archive for September 2007


Voltage/Frequency Scaling Mechanisms

I was in Boston last week attending SNUG and got a chance to interact with many designers and one of the key concerns raised were in understanding the Voltage scaling approach . Planning to take a quick tour on this topic in my next few posts There are various voltage scaling approaches that are in use today […]

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How to model Special Cells in libraries?

I have been post-poning explaining about the library requirements for quite sometime. Today let me explain little bit on library modelling of special cells such as (1) Level Shifter (2) Isolation Cell (3) Retention flop (4) Always On Cell (5) Switch Most important information to note here is, these special cells may have multiple power […]

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