High-performance, low-power resonant clocking

  title={High-performance, low-power resonant clocking},
  author={Matthew R. Guthaus and Baris Taskin},
  booktitle={ICCAD '12},
Clock distribution networks consume a significant portion of on-chip power. Traditional buffered clock distribution power is limited by frequency, capacitance, and activity rates. Resonant clock distributions can reduce this power by "recycling" energy on-chip and reducing the overall clock power. This tutorial introduces recent techniques for distributed-LC, traveling wave, and standing wave resonant clock distributions. In particular, the tutorial discusses the recent developments and open… CONTINUE READING