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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2005 Vol.6 No.6 P.596~600


Low power implementation of datapath using regularity

Author(s):  LAI Li-ya, LIU Peng

Affiliation(s):  Department of Information Science & Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   lailiya@etang.com

Key Words:  Datapath, Low power, Regularity, Relative placement

LAI Li-ya, LIU Peng. Low power implementation of datapath using regularity[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2005, 6(6): 596~600.

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datapath accounts for a considerable part of power consumption in VLSI circuit design. This paper presents a method for physical implementation of datapath to achieve low power consumption. regularity is a characteristic of datapath and the key of the proposed method, where synthesis is tightly combined with placement to make full use of regularity, so that low power consumption is achieved. In This paper, a new concept of Synthesis In relative placement (SIRP) is given to deal with the semi-regularity in some datapath. Experimental results of a sample circuit validated the proposed method.

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