A 100 MIPS High Speed and Low Power Digital Signal Processor

Hiroshi TAKAHASHI  Shigeshi ABIKO  Shintaro MIZUSHIMA  Yuji OZAWA  Kenichi TASHIRO  Shigetoshi MURAMATSU  Masahiro FUSUMADA  Akemi TODOROKI  Youichi TANAKA  Masayasu ITOIGAWA  Isao MORIOKA  Hiroyuki MIZUNO  Miki KOJIMA  Giovanni NASO  Emmanuel EGO  Frank CHIRAT  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E80-C   No.12   pp.1546-1552
Publication Date: 1997/12/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Low-Power and High-Speed LSI Technologies)
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100 MIPS,  digital signal processing,  high speed,  low power,  CPU,  

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Summary: 
A 100MIPS high speed and low power fixed point Digital Signal Processor (DSP) has been developed applying 0.45µm CMOS TLM technology. The DSP contains a 16-bit32K full CMOS static RAM with a hierarchical low power architecture. The device is a RAM based DSP with a total of 4.2 million transistors and a new low power design and process which enabled an approximate 50% reduction in power as compared to conventional DSPs at 40 MHz. In order to cover very wide application requirements, this DSP is capable of operating at 1.0 V for DSP core and 3.3 V for I/O. This was achieved by new level shifter circuitry to interface with cost effective 3 V external commodity products and confirmed 80% of power reduction at Core VDD=2.0 V, I/O VDD=3.3 V at 40MHz. This paper describes the new features of the high speed and low power DSP.