High-Speed Digital Circuit Design Using Differential Logic with Asymmetric Signal Transition

Masao MORIMOTO  Makoto NAGATA  Kazuo TAKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.10   pp.2001-2008
Publication Date: 2005/10/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.10.2001
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electronic Circuits
ASDDL,  ASD-CMOS,  asymmetric slope,  differential logic,  high speed,  

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Asymmetric slope differential CMOS (ASD-CMOS) and asymmetric slope differential dynamic logic (ASDDL) surpass the highest speed that conventional CMOS logic circuits can achieve, resulting from deeply shortened rise time along with relatively prolonged fall time. ASD-CMOS is a static logic and ASDDL is a dynamic logic without per-gate synchronous clock signal, each of which needs two-phase operation as well as differential signaling, however, interleaved precharging hides the prolonged fall time and BDD-based compound logic design mitigates area increase. ASD-CMOS 16-bit multiplier in a 0.18-µm CMOS technology demonstrates 1.78 nsec per an operation, which reaches 34% reduction of the best delay time achieved by a multiplier using a CMOS standard cell library that is conventional yet tuned to the optimum in energy-delay products. ASDDL can be superior to DCVS-DOMINO circuits not only in delay time but also in area and even in power. ASDDL 16-bit multiplier achieves delay and power reduction of 4% and 20%, respectively, compared with DCVS-DOMINO realization. A prototype ASD-CMOS 16-bit multiplier with built-in test circuitry fabricated in a 0.13-µm CMOS technology operates with the delay time of 1.57 nsec at 1.2 V.