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Exploration of on-chip switched-capacitor DC-DC converter for multicore processors using a distributed power delivery network

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4 Author(s)
Pingqiang Zhou ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA ; Dong Jiao ; Kim, C.H. ; Sapatnekar, S.S.

In this paper, we explore the design of on-chip switched-capacitor (SC) DC-DC converters in the context of multicore processors, using an accurate power grid simulator. Results show that distributed design of SC converters can reduce the IR drop by up to 74% compared to the lumped design, with improved supply voltage. We also demonstrate the usage of SC converters for multi-domain power supply.

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Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), 2011 IEEE

Date of Conference:

19-21 Sept. 2011