Global on-chip communication is rapidly becoming a speed and power bottleneck in CMOS circuits. In this paper, a ‘mixed-signal’ approach is taken to analyze on-chip interconnects and it is investigated how data-rates can be improved. It is shown that complex signaling schemes such as OFDM and CDMA are not efficient to improve the data-rate, while equalization can significantly improve the achievable data-rate. A combination of an equalizing transmitter with a low-ohmic receiver can improve the achievable data-rate by about a factor of 7.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2004|
|Event||15th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRisc 2004 - Veldhoven, Netherlands|
Duration: 25 Nov 2004 → 26 Nov 2004
Conference number: 15
|Conference||15th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRisc 2004|
|Period||25/11/04 → 26/11/04|
- mixed signal communication techniques
Mensink, E., Schinkel, D., Klumperink, E. A. M., & van Tuijl, A. J. M. (2004). Interconnects and On-Chip Data Communication Techniques. 556-561. Paper presented at 15th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRisc 2004, Veldhoven, Netherlands.