2 Scaling 10

2 Scaling 10 - Device scaling Here, and in the next few...

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Device scaling Here, and in the next few lectures, we consider the “groundrules” and the “three Ps” of P erformance, P rice and P hysics! This is an extremely important lecture as it sets the scene for the entire course …
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$ 1 $ 10 $ 100 $ , 1 000 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 Sales (Bilions) Year Semiconductor sales growth Growth has been relentless (albeit with big fluctuations). What has driven this? What does this term mean? Find out before the test! ~13% CAGR
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Technology driver The dominant driver for the growth of the semiconductor industry has been our continued ability to shrink device features CD/2 gives 4X density!
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Smaller size! More stuff on chip Lower cost per function Faster devices Improved system reliability Possible no change for circuit design New/more customers available New markets created Consequences of shrink policy
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0.1 1 10 100 1000 0.1 1 10 Min CD (microns) Packing density (K transistors/mm 2 ) DRAM Processor Packing density vs. CD Smaller CD means more transistors per unit area DRAM is more dense than microprocess ors
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2010 for the course EEE EEE-530 taught by Professor Kozicki during the Spring '10 term at ASU.

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