Energy efficient processing engine in LDPC application with high-speed charge recovery logic

Yimeng Zhang, Mengshu Huang, Nan Wang, Satoshi Goto, Tsutomu Yoshihara

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    This paper presents a Processing Engine (PE) which is used in Low Density Parity Codec (LDPC) application with a novel charge-recovery logic called pseudo-NMOS boost logic (pNBL), to achieve high-speed and low power dissipation. pNBL is a high-overdriven and low area consuming charge recovery logic, which belongs to boost logic family. Proposed Processing Engine is used in LDPC circuit to reduce operating power dissipation and increase the processing speed. To demonstrate the performance of proposed PE, a test chip is designed and fabricated with 0.18 2m CMOS technology. Simulation results indicate that proposed PE with pNBL dissipates only 1 pJ/cycle when working at the frequency of 403 MHz, which is only 36% of PE with the conventional static CMOS gates. The measurement results show that the test chip can work as high as 609 MHz with the energy dissipation of 2.1 pJ/cycle.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)341-352
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Semiconductor Technology and Science
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sept


    • Adiabatic logic
    • Boost logic
    • Low energy dissipation
    • Processing engine

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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