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We propose a circuit that can measure the propagation delay of a logic circuit directly even for one fan-out 1 inverter of CMOS 90 nm node technology. We obtained high-resolution (1 ps) by converting the propagation delay to the control voltage of the voltage-controlled delay line (VCDL) in Delay-Locked Loop (DLL). The circuit was fabricated with 90 nm CMOS technology and we have verified the function. This circuit can be used for measuring within-chip and chip-to-chip variation that is important for design automation in sub-100nm technology.
Date of Conference: 17-19 June 2004