Electrical & Computer Engineering     |     Carnegie Mellon

Wednesday, February 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m. HH-1112


Doris Schmitt-Landsiedel
Technical University of Munich

Robust Adiabtic Circuits

Energy recovery from a CMOS circuit - is this the rescue to power dissipation problems or just another hairbrained proposal? A comparative study of adiabatic logic families will be presented with respect to performance, robustness, and technology scaling properties. As results were promising enough, we developed an oscillator for the generation of the power clock signals required in adiabatic circuitry, featuring an energy efficiency of 85%. Next, interface circuits to the standard CMOS world will be introduced. Finally, I will share with you my present opinion on the above question.

Doris Schmitt-Landsiedel received the Dipl. Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, the diploma in physics from the University of Freiburg and the Dr. rer. nat. degree from the Technical University of Munich. Following some research projects on semiconductor lasers and non-linear optics, she joined the Corporate Research and Development Department of Siemens AG, Munich, Germany, in 1981. There she worked on scaling properties of MOS devices and on the design of high speed logic and SRAM circuits. Since 1989 she has been section manager of a group of projects in future generation memory design, analog and digital CMOS and BICMOS circuits and design-based yield analysis. Since 1996 she is a professor of electrical engineering and director of the Institute for Technical Electronics at the Technical University of Munich. Her research interests are in mixed signal and low power circuit design, failure analysis and design for manufacturability, and sensors on silicon.