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Author Gaillardon, Pierre-Emmanuel ♦ Beigne, Edith ♦ Lesecq, Suzanne ♦ Micheli, Giovanni De
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword AVFS ♦ DVFS ♦ Low-power techniques ♦ UTBB FDSOI ♦ Arithmetic logic ♦ Power gating ♦ Vertically stacked nanowires
Abstract Nowadays, power consumption is one of the main limitations of electronic systems. In this context, novel and emerging devices provide new opportunities to extend the trend toward low-power design. In this survey article, we present a transversal survey on energy-efficient techniques ranging from devices to architectures. The actual trends of device research, with fully depleted planar devices, tri-gate geometries, and gate-all-around structures, allows us to reach an increasingly higher level of performance while reducing the associated power. In addition, beyond the simple device property enhancements, emerging devices also lead to innovations at the circuit and architectural levels. In particular, devices whose properties can be tuned through additional terminals enable a fine and dynamic control of device threshold. They also enable designers to realize logic gates and to implement power-related techniques in a compact way unreachable to standard technologies. These innovations reduce power consumption at the gate level and unlock new means of actuation in architectural solutions like adaptive voltage and frequency scaling.
Description Author Affiliation: CEA-LETI, Minatec Campus, Grenoble, France (Beigne, Edith; Lesecq, Suzanne); EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (Gaillardon, Pierre-Emmanuel; Micheli, Giovanni De)
ISSN 15504832
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-09-02
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15504840
Journal ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC)
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 2
Page Count 26
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 26


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