Clocking in Modern VLSI Systems

  • Thucydides Xanthopoulos

Part of the Integrated Circuits and Systems book series (ICIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-22
  2. Thucydides Xanthopoulos
    Pages 1-8
  3. Simon Tam
    Pages 9-65
  4. James Warnock
    Pages 67-103
  5. Nestoras Tzartzanis
    Pages 105-137
  6. Scott Meninger
    Pages 139-181
  7. Thucydides Xanthopoulos
    Pages 183-244
  8. James Tschanz
    Pages 245-274
  9. Georgios Konstadinidis
    Pages 275-316
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 1-4

About this book


Clocking in Modern VLSI Systems covers a wide range of subjects related to microprocessor clocking including distribution, flop design, inductive techniques, phase noise and jitter, delay lock techniques, resiliency and other techniques to address process variation and physical design aspects. The book contains rigorous analytical treatment for a number of important topics such as timing uncertainty due statistical spatial and temporal phenomena, metastability, jitter in the time and frequency domain and supply-induced clock noise. It also contains a large number of design examples and case studies, background information, a complete list of references and a number of advanced topics. The subjects covered reflect to a large extent the collective interests and foci of both industry and academia with respect to clocking. It is very up-to-date and co-authored by a panel of industry experts involved in clock design in major processor chips.

Clocking in Modern VLSI Systems is authored from a strong design perspective and will help readers interested in clock design obtain the necessary background information and tools for such a task. The book also captures design trends that have appeared over the last few years and provides a comprehensive list of references for further study.


Clock Distribution Clock Jitter Clocking Clocking and Variation Delay Locked Loops Phase VLSI computer-aided design (CAD) microprocessor stability system on chip (SoC)

Editors and affiliations

  • Thucydides Xanthopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Cavium NetworksMarlboroU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0260-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0261-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1558-9412
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