Gate-diffusion input (GDI) - A novel power efficient method for digital circuits: A design methodology

A. Morgenshtein, A. Fish, I. A. Wagner

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GDI (Gate Diffusion Input) - a new technique of low power digital combinatorial circuit design is described. This technique allows reducing power consumption, delay and area of digital circuits, while maintaining low complexity of logic design. A detailed design methodology is described. Performance comparison with traditional CMOS and PTL design techniques is presented. The different methods are compared with respect to the layout area, number of devices, delay and power dissipation. Several logic circuits have been implemented in various design styles. Their properties are discussed, simulation results are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Annual IEEE International ASIC Conference and Exhibit
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Annual IEEE International ASIC/SOC Conference- System-on-Chip in a Networked World- - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: 12 Sep 200115 Sep 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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