Internally varying analog circuits minimize power dissipation

Y. Tsividis, N. Krishnapura, Y. Palaskas, L. Toth

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Abstract

Several techniques that make possible the dynamic variation of analog circuits internally, without affecting their input-output characteristics were reviewed. As such, a mixture of more than one of these techniques was appropriate in some cases. By allowing for dynamic internal variations, the power dissipation of such circuits can be lowered and can be made to depend on how demanding the task at hand was. This allows for large savings of energy drain over time, thus making possible long battery life in portable equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-72
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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