ELEN 689 – 606 Techniques for Layout Synthesis and Simulation in EDA Project Report On Chip Active Decoupling Capacitors for Supply Noise Reduction for Power Gating and Dynamic Dual Vdd Circuits in Digital VLSI

@inproceedings{Shah2008ELEN6,
  title={ELEN 689 – 606 Techniques for Layout Synthesis and Simulation in EDA Project Report On Chip Active Decoupling Capacitors for Supply Noise Reduction for Power Gating and Dynamic Dual Vdd Circuits in Digital VLSI},
  author={Nimay Shah},
  year={2008}
}
An active decoupling circuit is proposed to suppress on-chip power supply noise in digital VLSI circuits with focus on circuits using low power methodologies like power gating and Dual Vdd. The circuit is designed using 180nm technology and is tested for an ISCAS benchmark for effectiveness in suppressing noise effects as compared to passive decoupling capacitors and previous works. We show a boost of around 33X in the decoupling capacitance values over conventional passive capacitors. The… CONTINUE READING