Closing the Power Gap Between ASIC & Custom

Tools and Techniques for Low Power Design

  • David Chinnery
  • Kurt Keutzer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David Chinnery, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 1-10
  3. David Chinnery, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 11-53
  4. David Chinnery, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 55-88
  5. David Chinnery, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 90-106
  6. Jagesh Sanghavi, Eliot Gerstner
    Pages 107-120
  7. David Chinnery, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 121-149
  8. David Chinnery, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 151-188
  9. Sarvesh Kulkarni, Ashish Srivastava, Dennis Sylvester, David Blaauw
    Pages 189-217
  10. Ameya R. Agnihotri, Satoshi Ono, Patrick H. Madden
    Pages 219-249
  11. Jerry Frenkil, Srini Venkatraman
    Pages 251-280
  12. Barry Pangrle, Srikanth Jadcherla
    Pages 281-298
  13. Murari Mani, Michael Orshansky
    Pages 299-322
  14. Leon Stok, Ruchir Puri, Subhrajit Bhattacharya, John Cohn, Dennis Sylvester, Ashish Srivastava et al.
    Pages 323-356
  15. George Kuo, Anand Iyer
    Pages 357-382
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 383-384

About this book


This book carefully details design tools and techniques for realizing low power and energy efficiency in a highly productive design methodology.

Important topics include:
- Microarchitectural techniques to reduce energy per operation
- Power reduction with timing slack from pipelining
- Analysis of the benefits of using multiple supply and threshold voltages
- Placement techniques for multiple supply voltages
- Verification for multiple voltage domains
- Improved algorithms for gate sizing, and assignment of supply and threshold voltages
- Power gating design automation to reduce leakage
- Relationships among statistical timing, power analysis, and parametric yield optimization

Design examples illustrate that these techniques can improve energy efficiency by two to three times.


ASIC algorithms automation consumption design automation integrated circuit optimization programming

Authors and affiliations

  • David Chinnery
    • 1
  • Kurt Keutzer
    • 2
  1. 1.AMDSunnyvaleUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25763-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-68953-1
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