Distributed active decoupling capacitors for on-chip supply noise cancellation in digital VLSI circuits

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Abstract

A distributed active decoupling capacitor (decap) circuit is proposed to suppress the on-chip power supply noise in digital VLSI circuits. Effectiveness on suppressing local supply noise is verified from a 0.18μm test chip using multiple on-chip supply noise generators and supply noise sensors. Measurements show 4-11X boost in decap value over conventional passive decaps for frequencies up to 1GUz. Decap area reduction of 40% is achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSIC - Digest of Technical Papers
Pages216-217
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSIC - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2006Jun 17 2006

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NameIEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Digest of Technical Papers

Other

Other2006 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSIC
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period6/15/066/17/06

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    Gu, J., Harjani, R., & Kim, C. (2006). Distributed active decoupling capacitors for on-chip supply noise cancellation in digital VLSI circuits. In 2006 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSIC - Digest of Technical Papers (pp. 216-217). [1705387] (IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Digest of Technical Papers).