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Low-power digital systems based on adiabatic-switching principles

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5 Author(s)
Athas, W.C. ; Inf. Sci. Inst., Univ. of Southern California, Marina del Rey, CA, USA ; Svensson, L.J. ; Koller, J.G. ; Tzartzanis, N.
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Adiabatic switching is an approach to low-power digital circuits that differs fundamentally from other practical low-power techniques. When adiabatic switching is used, the signal energies stored on circuit capacitances may be recycled instead of dissipated as heat. We describe the fundamental adiabatic amplifier circuit and analyze its performance. The dissipation of the adiabatic amplifier is compared to that of conventional switching circuits, both for the case of a fixed voltage swing and the case when the voltage swing can be scaled to reduce power dissipation. We show how combinational and sequential adiabatic-switching logic circuits may be constructed and describe the timing restrictions required for adiabatic operation. Small chip-building experiments have been performed to validate the techniques and to analyse the associated circuit overhead.<>

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Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 4 )