Maximum fan-in/out

Jinhui Chen, Lawrence T. Clark, Yu Cao

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Although subthreshold circuits are promising for creating ultra-low power VLSI circuits, they suffer from greatly reduced ION/IOFF ratios when compared to their high voltage counterparts. Fortunately, an analytical model to guide design and ensure robust subthreshold operation is now available. The model closely matches simulation results. It is shown to allow analysis of maximum fan-in/out at fixed supply voltage VDD or to determine the minimum allowable VDD given the circuit fan-out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-20
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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