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A clock polarity assignment method is proposed that reduces the peak current on the vdd/gnd rails of an integrated circuit. The impacts of (i) the output capacitive load on the peak current drawn by the sink-level clock buffers, and (ii) the buffer/inverter replacement scheme of polarity assignment on timing accuracy are considered in the formulation. The(More)
A clock mesh network synthesis method is proposed which enables clock gating on the local sub-trees in order to reduce the clock power dissipation. Clock gating is performed with a register clustering strategy that considers both i) the similarity of switching activities between registers in a local area and ii) the timing slack on every local data path in(More)
A novel clock tree synthesis (CTS) method is proposed that improves the reliability of an integrated circuit system through reducing the peak current on the power/ground rails drawn by the clock tree buffers. The proposed CTS method entails the integration of XOR gates at one level of the clock tree to enable polarity assignment for peak current reduction.(More)
A clock mesh planning and synthesis method is proposed which significantly reduces the power dissipation on the network while considering the power density and timing slack simultaneously. The proposed method is performed at the postplacement stage and consists of three major steps: 1) feasible moving region construction of each register considering timing(More)
A novel rotary clock network routing method is proposed for the low-power resonant rotary clocking technology which guarantees: 1. The balanced capacitive load driven by each of the tapping points on the rotary rings, 2. Customized bounded clock skew among all the registers on chip, 3. A sub-optimally minimized total wirelength of the clock wire routes. In(More)
This paper presents a topology design-based solution that addresses one of the major challenges in the design of Rotary Traveling Wave Oscillator (RTWO) based clock networks—the direction of oscillation. A “rotary oscillator array (ROA) brick” structure is proposed that guarantees the consistency of the rotation direction of the(More)
A novel clock mesh network synthesis approach is proposed in this paper which generates an improved mesh size with registers placed incrementally considering the timing slack on the data paths and the non-uniform grid wire placement. The primary objective of the method is to reduce the power dissipation without a global skew degradation, which is achieved(More)