In this paper, we present an accurate method for analytical derivation of CMOS clock buffers delay under power supply variations. The method involves modeling of the pull-up and pull-down resistances using approximated drain saturation current device equations for the buffers together with lumped resistive capacitive elements for the interconnects. Compared to circuit simulation results, the analytical model provides more than four orders of magnitude speedup while maintaining an average error of 0.26% with 3.0% standard deviation over the entire range of power supply and circuit parameters variations, making it suitable for timing analysis and optimization. ©2008 IEEE.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Sep 19 2008|