Zigzag super cut–off CMOS (ZSCCMOS) scheme with self–saturated virtual power lines for subthreshold–leakage–suppressed sub–1–V–VDDLSI's

@article{Min2002ZigzagSC,
  title={Zigzag super cut–off CMOS (ZSCCMOS) scheme with self–saturated virtual power lines for subthreshold–leakage–suppressed sub–1–V–VDDLSI's},
  author={Kyeong-Sik Min and Takashi Sakurai},
  journal={Proceedings of the 28th European Solid-State Circuits Conference},
  year={2002},
  pages={679-682}
}
A new Zigzag Super-Cut-off CMOS (ZSCCMOS) is proposed, where only low-VTHswitches are used so that the ZSCCMOS can be extended to sub-1-V VDDregion. A zigzagging configuration with self-saturated virtual power lines can eliminate the necessity of series-connected cut-off switches of the SCCMOS without introducing the high-voltage stress problem. In the 70-nm technology node, the ZSCCMOS is expected to reduce a leakage current to the 1-pA-order per gate from the 10-nA-order per gate, achieving… CONTINUE READING