Skip to Main Content
This paper compares different high-V/sub T/ and dual-V/sub T/ design choices for a large on-chip cache with single-ended sensing in a 0.13 /spl mu/m technology generation. The analysis shows that the best design is the one using a dual-V/sub T/ cell, with minimum channel length pass transistors, and low-V/sub T/ peripheral circuits. This dual-V/sub T/ circuit provides 20% performance gain with only 1.3/spl times/ larger active leakage power, and 2.4% larger cell area compared to the best design using high-V/sub T/ cells with nonminimum channel length pass transistors.
Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:10 , Issue: 2 )
Date of Publication: April 2002