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Staggered Circuit Switching

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045482D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Blum, A [+details]

Abstract

Very large-scale integration (VLSI) permits up to several thousand circuits being arranged on a single silicon chip. As a result of the internal structure of a logic thus designed, a plurality of circuits, belonging to subgroups A to D of the entire chip logic, as well as synchronously clocked gates and line drivers are simultaneously switched. This leads to relatively high power dissipation which adversely affects the operating speed of the circuits.