A 0.9V to 1.95V Dynamic Voltage-Scalable and Frequency-Scalable 32b PowerPC Processor Academic Article uri icon


  • A 32 b PowerPC system-on-a-chip supporting dynamic voltage supply and dynamic frequency scaling operates from 366 MHz at 1.8 V and 600 mW down to 150 MHz at 1.0 V and 53 mW in a 0.18 m CMOS process. Maximum supply change without PLL relock is 10 mV/s. Processor state save/restore enables a deep-sleep state.

published proceedings

  • 2002 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference. Digest of Technical Papers (Cat. No.02CH37315)

author list (cited authors)

  • Nowka, K., Carpenter, G., Donald, E. M., Ngo, H., Brock, .., Ishii, K., Nguyen, T., & Burns, J.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Nowka, Kevin||Carpenter, Gary||Donald, Eric Mac||Ngo, Hung||Ishii, Koji||Nguyen, Tuyet||Burns, Jeffrey

publication date

  • January 2002