Efficient Design of Variation-Resilient Ultra-Low Energy Digital Processors

  • Hans Reyserhove
  • Wim Dehaene

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Hans Reyserhove, Wim Dehaene
    Pages 1-16
  3. Hans Reyserhove, Wim Dehaene
    Pages 53-85
  4. Hans Reyserhove, Wim Dehaene
    Pages 87-126
  5. Hans Reyserhove, Wim Dehaene
    Pages 127-161
  6. Hans Reyserhove, Wim Dehaene
    Pages 163-198
  7. Hans Reyserhove, Wim Dehaene
    Pages 199-205
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-209

About this book


This book enables readers to achieve ultra-low energy digital system performance.  The author’s main focus is the energy consumption of microcontroller architectures in digital (sub)-systems.  The book covers a broad range of topics extensively: from circuits through design strategy to system architectures. The result is a set of techniques and a context to realize minimum energy digital systems. Several prototype silicon implementations are discussed, which put the proposed techniques to the test. The achieved results demonstrate an extraordinary combination of variation-resilience, high speed performance and ultra-low energy.

  • Presents a full bottom-up micro-electronics approach: circuit-level, design strategy and CAD automation, architecture optimization
  • Motivates discussion with simulation results and/or measurements in an advanced nanometer CMOS process
  • Compares traditional circuit/design/architecture techniques and state-of-the-art, setting the landscape of current best performance and how it can be improved


Ultra-low voltage design of Energy-Efficient Digital Circuits Sub-Threshold design for ultra low-power systems Near-Threshold Operation ULV Microcontrollers Timing Error-Aware Microcontroller

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Reyserhove
    • 1
  • Wim Dehaene
    • 2
  1. 1.ESAT—MICASKU LeuvenSeattleUSA
  2. 2.KU LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12484-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12485-4
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