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Achieving Maximum Performance for Bus-Invert Coding with Time-Splitting Transmitter Circuit
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Publication Date: 2012/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on VLSI Design and CAD Algorithms)
Category: High-Level Synthesis and System-Level Design
low-power design, VLSI design, bus-invert coding, performance analysis,
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An analytical performance evaluation model is presented in this paper. A time-splitting transmitter circuit employing a selectively activated flip-driver (SAFD) is presented and its performance is estimated by the new model. The optimal partitioning method which maximizes the performance of a given bus-invert (BI) coding circuit is also presented. When a bus is optimally partitioned, an ordinary BI circuit can reduce the number of bus transitions by about 25%, while an SAFD circuit can remove about 35% of them. The newly developed method is verified by simulations whose results correspond very well to the values predicted by the model.