Energy-efficient pass-transistor-logic using decision feedback equalization

  title={Energy-efficient pass-transistor-logic using decision feedback equalization},
  author={Zafar Takhirov and Bobak Nazer and Ajay Joshi},
  journal={International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED)},
Decision feedback equalization (DFE) has been used to improve energy efficiency and/or reduce error rate in communication links. We propose a novel circuit technique which applies DFE techniques to pass transistor logic (PTL)-based computational circuits to mitigate errors, and reduce energy per computation or improve performance. We also present an optimization framework for designing low energy equalized PTL circuits that meet target performance and error rate specifications. On average, for… CONTINUE READING