Comparison of Split-Versus Connected-Core Supplies in the POWER6 Microprocessor


The POWER6trade is a dual-core microprocessor fabricated in a 65nm SOI process with 10 levels of low-k copper interconnects. Chips with split- and connected-core power supplies are fabricated, modeled, and tested, showing both the advantages and disadvantages of each. On-chip noise measurements are compared to simulation. The noise measurements and… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/ISSCC.2007.373412


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@article{James2007ComparisonOS, title={Comparison of Split-Versus Connected-Core Supplies in the POWER6 Microprocessor}, author={Norman K. James and Phillip Restle and Joshua Friedrich and William V. Huott and Bradley D. McCredie}, journal={2007 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference. Digest of Technical Papers}, year={2007}, pages={298-604} }