This talk addresses issues in designing digital systems operating with the minimal use of energy. A range of topics will be covered such as: power trends in relation to the device and voltage scaling, measures of power efficiency and the choice of the optimal design point, different circuit families for logic and for clocked storage elements and factors that influence power. Use of multiple power supply and threshold voltages and dynamic voltage scaling is addressed. A set of comparison of different design points is presented.
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Free and open to the public