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Tsinghua Science and Technology

Article Title

Anti-Interference Low-Power Double-Edge Triggered Flip-Flop Based on C-Elements

Keywords

Double-Edge Triggered Flip-Flop (DETFF), glitch, low-power, C-element

Abstract

When the input signal has been interfered and glitches occur, the power consumption of Double-Edge Triggered Flip-Flops (DETFFs) will significantly increase. To effectively reduce the power consumption, this paper presents an anti-interference low-power DETFF based on C-elements. The improved C-element is used in this DETFF, which effectively blocks the glitches in the input signal, prevents redundant transitions inside the DETFF, and reduces the charge and discharge frequencies of the transistor. The C-element has also added pull-up and pull-down paths, reducing its latency. Compared with other existing DETFFs, the DETFF proposed in this paper only flips once on the clock edge, which greatly reduces the redundant transitions caused by glitches and effectively reduces power consumption. This paper uses HSPICE to simulate the proposed DETFF and other 10 DETFFs. The findings show that compared with the other 10 types of DETFFs, the proposed DETFF has achieved large performance indexes in the total power consumption, total power consumption with glitches, delays, and power delay product. A detailed analysis of variance indicates that the proposed DETFF features less sensitivity to process, voltage, temperature, and Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI)-induced aging variations.

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