Scheduled System Maintenance on May 29th, 2015:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM EDT. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

A 500 MHz, 32 bit, 0.4 μm CMOS RISC processor

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

15 Author(s)
Suzuki, K. ; Microelectronics Res. Labs., NEC Corp., Kanagawa, Japan ; Yamashina, M. ; Nakayama, T. ; Izumikawa, M.
more authors

A 500 MHz, 32 bit RISC microprocessor has been experimentally developed using an 8-stage pipelined architecture and high-speed circuits, including a 500 MHz 1 kilobyte double-stage pipelined cache, a 1.8 ns register file, a double-stage binary look-ahead carry (BLC) adder circuit, and a 500 MHz phase locked loop (PLL) frequency multiplier. Newly developed circuit-integrating techniques include a stacked power-line structure, which serves as a noise shield and also provides low bounce, a low voltage-swing interface circuit with on-chip adjustable termination resistors, a small-skew clock distribution method, and a clock synchronization circuit which provides small-skew clock among LSI chips. About 200000 transistors are integrated into a 7.90 mm×8.84 mm die area with 0.4 μm CMOS fabrication technology. Power dissipation is 6 W at a 500 MHz operation and 3.3 V supply voltage

Published in:

Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 12 )