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Energy Efficient Configurable Layout of Logic Block in QCA Frame Work for an FPGA

Author(s):

Arindam Sadhu, Rimpa Dey Sarkar, Kunal Das*, Debashis De and Maitreyi Ray Kanjilal   Pages 1 - 14 ( 14 )

Abstract:


Aims: Embedded system plays a vital role in today’s life. Hence our motivation is concentrated on area-delay-energy efficient embedded system design in post-CMOS technology i.e. QCA.

Objectives: The research is focused on area-delay-energy efficient configurable logic block (CLB) design for field programmable gate array architecture (FPGA) with successful simulation based on a next generation technology, Quantum-dot cellular automata.

Methodology: Each proposed circuits are designed in post CMOS 4 dot 2 electron technology i.e. QCA(Quantum Dot Cellular Automata) which has been adopted in circuit implementation due to Low power dissipation, high clock frequency and high package density. Functionality of every circuit is verified by QCADesigner. QCAPro tool is used for power dissipation measurement.

Results: In contrast a new approach of using de-multiplexer replacing the decoder has been introduced which results in reduction of the average energy dissipation almost 57%. A NOR based D flip-flop memory architecture and multiplexer is also used in the look up table for the configurable logic block. The proposed architecture thus reduces the overall latency. Proposed CLB is consists of 6356 number of QCA cell with covering 7.44 um2 area. Write and read latency of proposed CLB is 12 and 7.25 QCA clock respectively.

Conclusion: The presented paper concludes those read and write latency reduction occurs; average energy dissipation, leakage and switching energy dissipation has been reduced massively and ensues an advantage of overall reduction of the latency for the proposed CLB in the process.

Keywords:

Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), Look-Up Table (LUT), Configurable Logic Block (CLB), Multiplexer (MUX), Demultiplexer (DEMUX)

Affiliation:

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Narula Institute of technology, 81, Nilganj Road, Agarpara, Kolkata-700109, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Narula Institute of technology, 81, Nilganj Road, Agarpara, Kolkata-700109, Acharya Prafulla Chandra College (Govt. Sponsored), New Barrackpur, Kolkata 700131 , Acharya Prafulla Chandra College (Govt. Sponsored), New Barrackpur, Kolkata 700131 , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Narula Institute of technology, 81, Nilganj Road, Agarpara, Kolkata-700109



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