Transitioning to SOI: Coping with the challenges and exploiting the advantages

February 14, 2001
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Halligan 106
Speaker: Ronald Preston, Compaq

Abstract

SOI offers microprocessor designers the possibilities of higher performance and/or lower power. However, these advantages come with some significant challenges such as the history effect and off-pass gate conduction. Techniques being employed to adapt current microprocessor circuit methodologies to SOI will be examined. Opportunities for changes in circuit techniques to exploit SOIís unique advantages will also be presented.