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Signal Integrity Design and Analysis for a 400 MHz RISC Microcontroller
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2003/04/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on High-Performance, Low-Power System LSIs and Related Technologies)
Category: Design Methods and Implementation
microcontroller, high-speed, signal integrity, IR drop, design technique,
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A high-speed 32-bit RISC microcontroller has been developed. In order to realize high-speed operation with minimum hardware resource, we have developed new design and analysis methods such as a clock distribution, a bus-line layout, and an IR drop analysis. As a result, high-speed operation of 400 MHz has been achieved with power dissipation of 0.96 W at 1.8 V.