Dynamic virtual ground voltage estimation for power gating

@article{Xu2008DynamicVG,
  title={Dynamic virtual ground voltage estimation for power gating},
  author={Hao Xu and Ranga Vemuri and Wen-Ben Jone},
  journal={Proceeding of the 13th international symposium on Low power electronics and design (ISLPED '08)},
  year={2008},
  pages={27-32}
}
With the technology moving into the deep sub-100nm region, the increase of leakage power consumption necessitates more aggressive power reduction techniques. Power gating is a promising technique. Our research emphasizes the virtual ground voltage (VVG) as the key to make critical design trade-offs for power gating. We develop an accurate model to estimate the dynamic VVG value of a circuit block as a function of time after its ground is gated. Experimental results show that the model has less… CONTINUE READING

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