Staggered Circuit Switching
Original Publication Date: 1983-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
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.