The mixed signal optimum energy point: Voltage and parallelism

  title={The mixed signal optimum energy point: Voltage and parallelism},
  author={Brian P. Ginsburg and Anantha Chandrakasan},
  journal={2008 45th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference},
An energy optimization is proposed that addresses the non-trivial digital contribution to power and impact on performance in high-speed mixed-signal circuits. Parallel energy and behavioral models are used to quantify architectural tradeoffs across the analog/digital boundary. An interleaved ADC is optimized as a case study to demonstrate this approach. The chosen operating point of 36 channels and 700mV operation gives a 3× improvement in energy compared to the seed of the model. The model… CONTINUE READING


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