Hirofumi Shinohara

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6T-SRAM cells in the sub-100 nm CMOS generation are now being exposed to a fatal risk that originates from large local Vth variability (/spl sigma//sub v/spl I.bar/Local/). To achieve high-yield SRAM arrays in presence of random /spl sigma//sub v/spl I.bar/Local/ component, we propose worst-case analysis that determines the boundary of the stable Vth region(More)
Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that ABSTRACT In this paper, a closed-form expression for estimating a minimum operating voltage (V DDmin) of CMOS logic gates is proposed. V DDmin(More)
Error Detection FFs for Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS) has been proposed. This technique controls the clock phase based on the timing slack, and reduces the energy consumption by 19.8% compared to non-DVS. The error signal latency is shortened to 6.3%, the area and power penalties for delay buffers on short paths become 35.0% and 40.6% lower compared to the(More)
A 32-bit CPU which operates with the lowest energy of 13.4 pJ/cycle at 0.35V and 14MHz, operates at 0.22V to 1.2V and with 0.14µA sleep current is demonstrated. The low power performance is attained by Reverse-Body-Bias-Assisted 65nm SOTB CMOS (Silicon On Thin Buried oxide) technology. The CPU can operate more than 100 years with 610mAH Li battery. Extended(More)
For Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS), we propose a novel design methodology. This methodology is composed of an error detection circuit and three technologies to reduce the area and power penalties which are the large issues for the conventional DVS with error detection. The proposed circuit, Phase-Adjustable Error Detection Flip-Flip (PEDFF), adjusts the(More)
Abnormal increase of the crosstalk noise in the sub-threshold logic circuits is found for the first time. When the threshold voltages (V TH) of nMOS and pMOS are imbalanced and the on-resistance of the aggressor driver is much lower than that of the victim driver, the large crosstalk noise is observed, because the on-resistance has an exponential dependence(More)