Two techniques are proposed which enhance the optimisation efficiency of CMOS combinational logic circuits. One uses transition times (rise and fall times) of each gate as variables of the optimisation process. The other technique uses the optimal characteristic waveform synthesising method (OCWSM) to obtain the initial guess for the optimisation process. The optimisation process, with these two techniques, can perform sizing and optimisation for circuits with a smaller fixed-delay specification than other sizing and optimisation algorithms. The circuits sized using the proposed algorithm have shown a smaller power dissipation, especially when the delay specification is small. The CPU time consumed is reasonable. High-speed low-power circuits are thus more realisable using the proposed algorithm.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||IEE Proceedings E: Computers and Digital Techniques|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1991|