Integrated MEMS Switches for Leakage Control of Battery Operated Systems

  title={Integrated MEMS Switches for Leakage Control of Battery Operated Systems},
  author={Arijit Raychowdhury and Jeong I. Kim and Dimitrios Peroulis and Kaushik Roy},
  journal={IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference 2006},
This paper presents a novel and efficient leakage control technique suitable for battery operated systems. In this paper we propose to completely cut off the power supply of combinational digital logic of the baseband processor in the standby mode of operation using an integrated MEMS switch. Measurement results of thermally actuated MEMS switches illustrate extremely low ON resistances (<3Omega) with NO-standby power consumption. This methodology can drastically reduce the leakage power… CONTINUE READING
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