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Near-zero computing using NCFET for IoT applications
K. Sanapala, S.V.V. Satyanarayana,
Published in Inderscience Publishers
Volume: 8
Issue: 2-3
Pages: 288 - 295
The energy consumption of the devices or circuits built on the IoT's is becoming a significant concern with the complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology scaling. To reduce energy consumption, supply voltage (VDD) scaling has proved to be an effective technique with near-threshold/subthreshold computations depicting the endpoint of voltage scaling. This paper discusses how the near-zero computing (NZC) is achieved by scaling the VDD beyond the subthreshold regime using the negative capacitance FET (NCFET) to enable IoT with beyond CMOS features. After characterising the NCFET for near zero operation, the basic computational circuits: Logic gates and 1-bitfull adder circuit are designed and simulated using NCFET at near-zero VDD of 0.1 V. In comparison with the CMOS counterparts, the NCFET logic designs have achieved significant improvements and is found that the NCFET logic results in more than 54%, 68%, 85%, and 95% savings in power, delay, energy, and EDP respectively. © 2021 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.. All rights reserved.
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JournalInternational Journal of Intelligent Enterprise
PublisherInderscience Publishers