Design and Simulation of a Circuit to Predict and Compensate Performance Variability in Submicron Circuit
Sripriya.B.R1, Nataraj.K.R2

1Sripriya.B.R, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SJBIT, Bangalore (Karnataka), India.
2Dr. Nataraj K.R, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SJBIT, Bangalore (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 10 July 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 July 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 July 2013 | PP: 16-18 | Volume-3 Issue-2, July 2013 | Retrieval Number: A0927063113/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper presents a technique for compensating process, voltage and temperature variations due to manufacturing and environmental variability in submicron circuits using canary flip-flop. This canary flip flop predicts the timing error before it actually occurs and compensate the performance so that the system performance does not get affected. I am going to design a 16-bit Brent-Kung adder in 45-nm CMOS technology , whose performance will be controlled by supply voltage scaling. We will show that this technique can compensate process, supply voltage, and temperature variations and improve the energy efficiency of submicron circuits. We also compare Power dissipation for Worst case design and performance compensate design and show performance design has less power dissipation when compared to worst case design.
Keywords: Manufacturing Variability, Timing Error Prediction, Brent-Kung Adder, Speed Control Unit, Canary Flip-Flop.

Scope of the Article: Nanometer-Scale Integrated Circuits