Alimadadi, M and Sheikhaei, S and Lemieux, G and Mirabbasi, S and Dunford, W and Palmer, P (2010) A 4 GHz non-resonant clock driver with inductor-assisted energy return to power grid. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 57. pp. 2099-2108. ISSN 1549-8328Full text not available from this repository.
Power consumption of a multi-GHz local clock driver is reduced by returning energy stored in the clock-tree load capacitance back to the on-chip power-distribution grid. We call this type of return energy recycling. To achieve a nearly square clock waveform, the energy is transferred in a non-resonant way using an on-chip inductor in a configuration resembling a full-bridge DC-DC converter. A zero-voltage switching technique is implemented in the clock driver to reduce dynamic power loss associated with the high switching frequencies. A prototype implemented in 90 nm CMOS shows a power savings of 35% at 4 GHz. The area needed for the inductor in this new clock driver is about 6% of a local clock region. © 2006 IEEE.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Charge recycling energy recovery energy recycling full-bridge converter low-power clock driver multi-GHz clock switching DC-DC converter|
|Divisions:||Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion|
|Depositing User:||Cron job|
|Date Deposited:||16 Jul 2015 14:09|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2015 11:08|