Reducing power in flexible a-Si digital circuits while preserving state

K. R. Wissmiller, J. E. Knudsen, T. J. Alward, Z. P. Li, David Allee, L. T. Clark

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Abstract

Amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film circuits promise robust, lightweight, flexible displays and digital computation. Here, several methods for reducing standby-power while retaining logic state are investigated for such circuits. Lacking a PMOS load transistor, the conventional approach for retaining state is to dynamically shift values through memory elements. We investigate other methods and demonstrate 36x power savings by introducing a non-shifting, refresh based operating mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 2005 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages219-222
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780390237, 9780780390232
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventIEEE 2005 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 18 2005Sep 21 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)0886-5930

Other

OtherIEEE 2005 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period9/18/059/21/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wissmiller, K. R., Knudsen, J. E., Alward, T. J., Li, Z. P., Allee, D., & Clark, L. T. (2005). Reducing power in flexible a-Si digital circuits while preserving state. In Proceedings of the IEEE 2005 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (pp. 219-222). [1568646] (Proceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference; Vol. 2005). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CICC.2005.1568646