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A simple procedure to evaluate the energy consumption of adiabatic gate circuits is proposed and validated. The proposed strategy is based on a linearization of the circuit and simplifying the analytical result obtained on the equivalent network. The approach leads to simple relationships which can be used for a pencil-and-paper evaluation or implemented on software. The accuracy of the results is validated by means of Spice simulations on an adiabatic full adder designed with a 0.8 /spl mu/m technology.