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Summary for the course: ================== Power consumption of a CMOS circuit has emerged as an important design dimension in the nanometer era. The benefits of higher device density and increased clock rates for the modern VLSI system-on-chip (SOC) come at the cost of significantly increased power dissipation. Most VLSI devices and systems must consider low-power design and power management techniques. Requirements are driven by trends including the need to lower system costs (packaging/cooling), longer battery lifetimes for battery-operated embedded systems, and often conflicting speed and power requirements. This course provides an introduction to low power design and optimization techniques that would enable
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Unformatted text preview: designers to build the ultra-low power circuits of tomorrow. The instructors will draw from their experience in academia and industry to provide the necessary understanding of sources of power consumption in a CMOS circuit, power estimation techniques at various levels of design abstraction that provide an upfront opportunity to identify design hotspots, architectural and device-level power optimization and management techniques for designing a low-power SOC, and power issues specific to manufacturing test that impact a modern chip design. The course is relevant to chip designers, low power EDA tool developers, academics and researchers working in the area of VLSI design....
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2011 for the course ELEC 4944 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Auburn University.

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