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Subthreshold FIR Filter Architecture for Ultra Low Power Applications

Mishra, Biswajit and M. Al-Hashimi, Bashir (2008) Subthreshold FIR Filter Architecture for Ultra Low Power Applications In LNCS. Springer., pp. 1-10.

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Subthreshold design has been proposed as an effective technique for designing signal processing circuits needed in wireless sensor nodes powered by sources with limited energy. In this paper we propose a subthreshold FIR architecture which brings the benefits of reducedleakage energy, reduced minimum energy point, reduced operating voltage and increased operating frequency when compared with recently reported subthreshold designs. We shall demonstrate this through the design of a 9-tap FIR filter operating at 220mV with operational frequency of 126kHz/sample consuming 168.3nW or 1.33pJoules/sample. Furthermore, the area overhead of the proposed method is less than that of the transverse structure often employed in subthreshold filter designs. For example, a 9-tap filter based on transverse structure has 5X higher area than the filter designed using our proposed method.

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Published date: 10 September 2008
Additional Information: Chapter: 1 Event Dates: September 10-12, 2008
Venue - Dates: International Workshop on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation (PATMOS 2008), Portugal, 2008-09-10 - 2008-09-12
Keywords: Subthreshold design, FIR, Minimum Energy Point, Ultra Low Power Design, Leakage
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 266089
ISBN: 978-3-540-95947-2
PURE UUID: 454eb89f-fe00-447a-820b-3f636d3899a3

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Date deposited: 09 Jul 2008 15:41
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:20

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Author: Biswajit Mishra

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