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Energy efficiency enhancements for semiconductors, communications, sensors and software achieved in cool silicon cluster project*
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 05 July 2013
An overview about the German cluster project Cool Silicon aiming at increasing the energy efficiency for semiconductors, communications, sensors and software is presented. Examples for achievements are: 1000 times reduced gate leakage in transistors using high-fc (HKMG) materials compared to conventional poly-gate (SiON) devices at the same technology node; 700 V transistors integrated in standard 0.35 μm CMOS; solar cell efficiencies above 19% at < 200 W/m2 irradiation; 0.99 power factor, 87% efficiency and 0.088 distortion factor for dc supplies; 1 ns synchronization resolution via Ethernet; database accelerators allowing 85% energy savings for servers; adaptive software yielding energy reduction of 73% for e-Commerce applications; processors and corresponding data links with 40% and 70% energy savings, respectively, by adaption of clock frequency and supply voltage in less than 20 ns; clock generator chip with tunable frequency from 83-666 MHz and 0.62-1.6 mW dc power; 90 Gb/s on-chip link over 6 mm and efficiency of 174 fJ/mm; dynamic biasing system doubling efficiency in power amplifiers; 60 GHz BiCMOS frontends with dc power to bandwidth ratio of 0.17 mW/MHz; driver assistance systems reducing energy consumption by 10% in cars
- Research Article
- The European Physical Journal - Applied Physics , Volume 63 , Issue 1: International Semiconductor Conference Dresden-Grenoble – ISCDG 2012 , July 2013 , 14402
- © EDP Sciences, 2013
Contribution to the Topical Issue “International Semiconductor Conference Dresden-Grenoble – ISCDG 2012”, Edited by Gérard Ghibaudo, Francis Balestra and Simon Deleonibus.