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Detecting Electrical Hazards Incurred By Inter-Voltage Domain Crossing In Custom SRAMs


Fast-growing markets, such as 5G, biotechnology, AI, and automotive, are driving a new wave of low-power semiconductor design requirements and, hence, more aggressive low-power management techniques are needed. Consequently, even large macros within a chip, such as SRAMs, now feature multiple voltage domains to limit power draw during light-sleep, deep-sleep, and shutdown-low-power modes. These... » read more

Power’s Impact On Hierarchy Modification


RTL restructuring in which the logical hierarchy of a design is modified is usually done to manage complex designs. When power management is added to this task, new challenges crop up. Consider switchable power or voltage domains, which are a common way to manage power is to use switchable power or voltage domains. When implementing this technique, all the logic in such a domain must hang of... » read more