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Circuits and technology for Digital's StrongARM and ALPHA microprocessors [CMOS technology]

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1 Author(s)
Dobberpuhl, D.W. ; Semicond. Design Center, Digital Equip. Corp., Palo Alto, CA, USA

Since the introduction of the first ALPHA microprocessor in 1992, Digital has maintained leadership in absolute CPU performance. During the past year, Digital's StrongARM processor has also achieved a leadership position as the fastest CPU capable of operating from a single AA battery cell. Some of the key techniques used to achieve this performance are described in this invited paper

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Advanced Research in VLSI, 1997. Proceedings., Seventeenth Conference on

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15-16 Sep 1997