Publication IEICE TRANSACTIONS on ElectronicsVol.E87-CNo.4pp.535-542 Publication Date: 2004/04/01 Online ISSN: DOI: Print ISSN: 0916-8516 Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Low-Power System LSI, IP and Related Technologies) Category: Keyword: resizable cache, selective-sets, hierarchy SRAM, partial swing,
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Summary: We apply a selective-sets resizable cache and a complete hierarchy SRAM for the high-performance and low-power RISC CPU core. The selective-sets resizable cache can change the cache memory size by varying the number of cache sets. It reduces the leakage current by 23% with slight degradation of the worst case operating speed from 213 MHz to 210 MHz. The complete hierarchy SRAM enables the partial swing operation not only in the bit lines, but also in the global signal lines. It reduces the current consumption of the memory by 4.6%, and attains the high-speed access of 1.4 ns in the typical case.