Optimization of on-chip switched-capacitor DC-DC converters for high-performance applications

Pingqiang Zhou, Won Ho Choi, Bongjin Kim, Chris H. Kim, Sachin S. Sapatnekar

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Abstract

On-chip switched-capacitor (SC) DC-DC converters have recently been demonstrated in silicon for high-performance applications such as multicore processors. The efficiency of the power delivery system using SC converters is a major concern, but this has not been addressed at the system level in prior research. This work develops models for the efficiency of such a system as a function of size and layout of the SC converters, and proposes an approach to optimize the size and layout of the SC converter to minimize power loss. The efficiency of these techniques is demonstrated on both homogenous and heterogenous multicore chips.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6386619
Pages (from-to)263-270
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 30th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2012 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2012Nov 8 2012

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