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Structural Errors

Today let’s look at the various structural errors or bugs that can be really destructive for any MV design. Structural error is a bug, which is caused either by, the way RTL is written or implementation tools interpreting the power intent incorrectly. These can be further classified as structural errors leading to electrical violations or […]

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Low Power Techniques in use Today

Lets take a look at various low power techniques in use today.I would classify the various low power techniques into 2 categories (a)Structural Techniques Voltage Islands Multi-threshold devices Multi-oxide devices Minimize capacitance by custom design Power efficient circuits Parallelism in micro-architecture (b)Traditional Techniques Clock gating Power gating Variable frequency Variable voltage supply Variable device threshold […]

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