Header menu link for other important links
Speed enhancement techniques for Clock-Delayed Dual Keeper Domino logic style
Published in Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Volume: 107
Issue: 8
Pages: 1239 - 1253
Domino circuit topology for high-speed operation, robustness and lower power consumption is quintessential in design of digital systems. In this paper, various high speed and robust mechanisms are proposed to enhance the speed of Clock-Delayed Dual Keeper Domino (CDDK) circuit. Delayed enabling of keeper circuit in CDDK domino circuit reduces contention between keeper circuit and Pull-Down network (PDN). The speed of transition at the dynamic node of the CDDK domino circuit is enhanced through imposing techniques namely (i) controlled clock delay time in enabling the keeper transistor, (ii) keeper control signal voltage swing variation, (iii) sizing of keeper transistors and (iv) deploying an additional conditional discharge path. The robustness of CDDK circuit is increased by upsizing the keeper transistor without degrading the speed by stack arrangement of dual keeper transistors. The simulation of enhancement techniques has been performed using Cadence® Virtuoso ADEL and ADEXL environments employing UMC 90nm technology library. The simulation results of wide fan-in 64-input OR gate demonstrate that CDDK technique with additional discharge path offer 38% increase in speed and CDDK technique with keeper transistor upsizing offers 52% increase in noise gain margin without speed degradation while comparing with the conventional domino logic circuit. © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetInternational Journal of Electronics
PublisherData powered by TypesetTaylor and Francis Ltd.