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Gate-Level Power Optimizations

Power reduction techniques available at the gate level.


Logic resizing (transistor resizing): Upsizing improves slew times, reducing dynamic current. Downsizing reduces leakage current. To be effective, sizing operations must include accurate switching information.
Transition rate buffering: Buffer manipulation reduces dynamic power by minimizing switching times.

Pin swapping: By swapping gate pins, switching occurs at gates/pins with lower capacitive loads.