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Efficient Circuit Analysis under Multiple Input Switching (MIS)


Abstract Characterization of standard cells is one of the crucial steps in the IC design. Scaling of CMOS technology has lead to timing un-certainties such as that of cross coupling noise due to interconnect parasitic, skew variation due to voltage jitter and proximity effect of multiple inputs switching (MIS). Due to increased operating frequency and process variation, the probability of MIS occurrence and setup / hold failure within a clock cycle is high. The delay variation due to temporal proximity of MIS is significant for multiple input gates in the standard cell library. The shortest paths are affected by MIS due to the lack of averaging effect. Thus, sensitive designs such as that of SRAM row and column decoder circuits have high probability... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Subramaniam, Anupama R. (Author) / Cao, Yu (Advisor) / Chakrabarti, Chaitali (Committee member) / Roveda, Janet (Committee member) / Yu, Hongbin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Electrical engineering / Charcaterization / Design flow / Multiple Input Switching / Performance verification / Standardcell / Variation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 111 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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