Data Convertors Design for Optimization of the DDPL Family

Song JIA  Li LIU  Xiayu LI  Fengfeng WU  Yuan WANG  Ganggang ZHANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E96-C   No.9   pp.1195-1200
Publication Date: 2013/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E96.C.1195
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electronic Circuits
Keyword: 
convertor,  differential power analysis (DPA),  information security,  delay-based dual-rail precharge logic (DDPL),  low power,  

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Summary: 
Information security has been seriously threatened by the differential power analysis (DPA). Delay-based dual-rail precharge logic (DDPL) is an effective solution to resist these attacks. However, conventional DDPL convertors have some shortcomings. In this paper, we propose improved convertor pairs based on dynamic logic and a sense amplifier (SA). Compared with the reference CMOS-to-DDPL convertor, our scheme could save 69% power consumption. As to the comparison of DDPL-to-CMOS convertor, the speed and power performances could be improved by 39% and 54%, respectively.