Ultra-Low-Power, Charge-Mode Digital Processors (Q_DOT Research Proposal 1349)
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1069 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 98090
Thomas E. Linnenbrink
AbstractQ-DOT proposes to develop ultra-low-power charge-mode digital processors for use in advanced packaging technologies. Initial estimates project a reduction factor of 10 to 30 in power dissipation when state-of-the-art CMOS is replaced with advanced, charge-mode logic. For example, a 32-bit serial shift built with 1um design rules and operating at 200 MHz and 5V power will dissipate 5 mW in charge mode logic and 180 mW in CMOS. While the 36:1 factor can not be maintained in more complex functions, a 10:1 ratio appears to be feasible. During Phase I, meaningful processor architectures will be developed in charge-mode logic. Their performance will be simulated. In Phase II proof-of-concept processor elements will be built.
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