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An Experimental Study on Body-Biasing Layout Style Focusing on Area Efficiency and Speed Controllability
Koichi HAMAMOTO Hiroshi FUKETA Masanori HASHIMOTO Yukio MITSUYAMA Takao ONOYE
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2009/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Integrated Electronics
body bias, layout,
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Body-biasing is expected to be a common design technique, and then area efficient implementation in layout has been demanded. Body-biasing outside standard cells is one of possible layouts. However in this case body-bias controllability, especially when forward bias is applied, is a concern. To investigate the controllability, we fabricated and measured a ring oscillator in a 90 nm technology. Our measurement result and evaluation of area efficiency reveal that body-biased circuits can be implemented with area overhead of less than 1% yet with sufficient speed controllability.