The Dynamics of Digital Excitation / Edition 1

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The Dynamics of Digital Excitation provides a fundamental new viewpoint on circuit theory. It begins with a very real and practical problem and then presents arguments that are set forth for the first time. The most commonly used parameter of digital circuits, the gate delay time does not exist. This problem emerges most clearly in the high speed CMOS, above IGHz clock frequency. This book explains why that is so and then how to deal with the situation in a practical manner. The Dynamics of Digital Excitation will help the circuit designer to learn how to deal with the problems of circuit delay when the gate delay is not a valid concept at high switching speeds and how to design the fastest critical paths. This book outlines essential and fundamental guidelines for designing the fastest CMOS circuits. It also explains how to design and structure computer-aided designs to deal with above IGHz circuits. The Dynamics of Digital Excitation will be of interest to IC designers and CAD professionals alike.
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Addresses design techniques and computer-aided design solutions for dynamic power management, a digital design methodology aimed at controlling performance and power levels of digital circuits and systems. Different approaches are presented and organized in an order related to their applicability to control-units, macro-blocks, digital circuits, and electronic systems. All approaches are based on principles of exploiting idleness of circuits, systems, or portions thereof, and involve both detection of idleness conditions and the freezing of power-consuming activities in idle components. Of interest to researchers and developers of CAD tools for integrated circuits and systems, as well as to system designers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792380931
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/30/1997
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276

Table of Contents

1: Propagation of Digital Excitation in the Gate Field. 1.01. Introduction. 1.02. Examples of the Gate Field. 1.03. The Vector Gate Field. 1.04. Energy Transfer in Gate Field. 1.05. CMOS Inverter Switching Process. 1.06. The Velocity of the Propagation of Excitation. 1.07. An Equation of the Motion of Excitation. 1.08. Node Waveform of Logic Circuits. 1.09. Logic Threshold Voltage and Gate Delay Time. 1.10. Nonmonotonous Node-Switching Voltage Waveform. 1.11. The Strange Consequences of the Classical Delay-Time Definition. 1.12. The Phase Transition of the Gate Field. 1.13. The Miller Effect in the Gate Field. 1.14. Feedforward Excitation Transmission. 1.15. The Gate Field of a Negative-Resistance Diode. 2: Quantum Mechanics of Digital Excitation. 2.01. Introduction. 2.02. Elementary and Composite Excitation. 2.03. Finite and Infinite Energy Associated with Excitation. 2.04. An Eigenvalue Problem in the Gate Field. 2.05. The Eigensolution of a Gate-Field Waveform. 2.06. Gate-Field Variable Measurements. 2.07. Latch Circuit for Boolean-Level Determination. 2.08. The Decision Threshold. 2.09. The Probabilistic Interpretation of Boolean Level. 2.10. Metastability in Observation. 2.11. Propagation of Excitation through a Nonuniform Field. 2.12. The Tunnel Effect of Digital Excitation. 2.13. Ambiguity in the Cause and Effect Relationship. 2.14. Valid Delay-Time Measurement of the Digital Circuit. 2.15. The Quantum-Mechanical Delay Definition. 2.16. Design Guidelines for Ultrafast Circuits. 2.17. Natural Decay of Composite Excitation. 2.18. A Theory of the Decay of Isolated Pulses. 2.19. Mass of Digital Excitation. 2.20. The Dynamics of Digital Excitation in Closed Path. 3: The Macrodynamics of Digital Excitation. 3.01. Introduction. 3.02. Quantum States. 3.03. Bohr's Correspondence Principle. 3.04. States of Nodes and Circuits. 3.05. The Capability of a Circuit to Store Information. 3.06. Information Stored in a Ring. 3.07. Extraction of the Features of Data Pattern. 3.08. Digital Excitation in a Closed Path. 3.09. Multiple Ringoscillators. 3.10. A General Observation of Ringoscillator Dynamics. 3.11. Modes of Oscillation. 3.12. A State-Space Representation. 3.13. The Practical Significance of Ringoscillator Logic. 3.14. An Asynchronous Multiloop Ringoscillator. 3.15. The Precision of an FET Model and Simulator. 3.16. Conclusion. 3.17. The Future Direction of Digital-Circuit Research.

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