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Design of a Tri-Modal Multi-Threshold CMOS Switch With Application to Data Retentive Power Gating

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2 Author(s)
Ehsan Pakbaznia ; Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA ; Massoud Pedram

A tri-modal multi-threshold CMOS (MTCMOS) switch design is presented. Similar to the conventional MTCMOS switches, the tri-modal switch comes in two flavors: header and footer. The tri-modal switch provides three different power modes for the underlying circuit: active, drowsy, and sleep. The ability of data retention in the drowsy mode makes the proposed tri-modal switch an excellent candidate for implementing data-retentive power gating designs. We will see that three different low-power design schemes, namely data-retentive power gating, multi-drowsy mode structures, and on-chip dynamic voltage scaling, are implemented using the proposed tri-modal switch. We show that our proposal introduces superior low-power solutions across various circuit operating modes using a single circuitry.

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IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 2 )