This paper presents a fast, low power, binary carry look-ahead 64-bit dynamic parallel adder architecture for a high frequency microprocessor. The adder core is composed of several basic building blocks and feedback reset chain blocks implemented in self-resetting CMOS (SRCMOS) circuits. All circuits are design with enhanced testability. A new tool, SPA (SRCMOS Pulse Analyzer) is developed for dynamic and static checks. The nominal propagation delay and power dissipation of the adder are measured to be 1.5 ns (at 22 C with Vdd = 2.5 V) and 300 mW. The adder core size is 1.6 mm×0.275 mm. The process that the design is based upon in a 0.5μm IBM CMOS5X technology with 0.25μm effective channel length and 5 layers of metal. The circuit techniques are ready to be migrated to sub-nanosecond microprocessor design.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1998|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference - Santa Clara, CA, USA|
Duration: 11 May 1998 → 14 May 1998