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dc.contributor.authorJagasivamani, Meenatchien_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:44:57Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:44:57Z
dc.date.issued2000-09-01en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09082000-03290016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34963
dc.description.abstractConsiderable attention has been paid to the design of low-power, high-performance SRAMs (Static Random Access Memories) since they are a critical component in both hand-held devices and high-performance processors. A key in improving the performance of the system is to use an optimum sized SRAM. In this thesis, an SRAM compiler has been developed for the automatic layout of memory elements in the ASIC environment. The compiler generates an SRAM layout based on a given SRAM size, input by the user, with the option of choosing between fast vs. low-power SRAM. Array partitioning is used to partition the SRAM into blocks in order to reduce the total power consumption. Experimental results show that the low-power SRAM is capable of functioning at a minimum operating voltage of 2.1 V and dissipates 17.4 mW of average power at 20 MHz. In this report, we discuss the implementation of the SRAM compiler from the basic component to the top-level SKILL code functions, as well as simulation results and discussion.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartthesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectSRAMen_US
dc.subjectcompileren_US
dc.subjectstaticen_US
dc.subjectgeneratoren_US
dc.subjectVLSIen_US
dc.subjectmemoryen_US
dc.subjectlow-poweren_US
dc.subjectRAMen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of a Low-Power SRAM Compileren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairHa, Dong Samen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTront, Joseph G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArmstrong, James R.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09082000-03290016/en_US
dc.date.sdate2000-09-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2001-09-11
dc.date.adate2000-09-11en_US


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