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Unformatted text preview: bit per byte as overhead. A good resource for Montecitos basic features is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montecito_(processor) 3. Assume that the average current drawn by a chip scales with technology, i.e., the average current decreases just as minimum feature size decreases from one generation to the next. (a) If the supply voltage V DD were held constant, what happens to the power density (power con-sumption per unit area) of a . 13 micron technology chip that is re-fabricated in . 09 micron technology? (b) What do you need to do to V DD to ensure that power density remains constant with technology scaling? (c) Comment (in four to five sentences) what supply voltage scaling does to noise immunity of the new chip. 4. Read the article Third Base provided with this homework and then prove that the optimum radix is e, the base of the natural logarithms. 1...
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