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Issue No.04 - July/August (1999 vol.19)
pp: 23-29
ABSTRACT
By considering performance, transistor density, and power, evaluation of trends in process technology and microprocessors against scaling theory shows potential limiters in the future. Overcoming these limiters requires constraining die size growth while continuing supply voltage scaling. Another design challenge is scaling the threshold voltage to meet the performance demand, which results in higher subthreshold leakage currents, limited functionality of special circuits, increased leakage power, and increased soft error susceptibility.
INDEX TERMS
Scaling, Power, Subthreshold, Leakage
CITATION
Shekhar Borkar, "Design Challenges of Technology Scaling", IEEE Micro, vol.19, no. 4, pp. 23-29, July/August 1999, doi:10.1109/40.782564
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3. M. Bohr et al., Proc. Int'l Electron Devices Meeting, IEEE Electron Device Society, 1996, pp. 843-850.
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