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Method and Apparatus for Designing Flexibility Into Key Chip and System Parameters Using a Software Controlled Clock Generator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032710D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The core idea of this invention is to take existing software controlled clock generator circuits and design them to respond to system/chip parameters so the actual system/chip products can be tailored on the fly to achieve its unique optimal performance. Examples of system/chip variables benefiting from this hardware flexibility are frequency, power, Vdd voltage, junction temperature, spread spectrum, and DRAM errors.