Leakage power analysis of a 90nm FPGA

Tim Tuan*, Bo-Cheng Lai

*Corresponding author for this work

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Reconfigurable architectures, including FPGAs, are promising solutions for managing increasing design complexity while achieving both performance and flexibility. To support reconfiguration, FPGAs use more transistors per function than fixed-logic solutions, resulting in higher leakage power consumption. Consequently, FPGAs are generally not found in mobile applications. In this work, we analyze the leakage power of a low-cost, 90nm FPGA using detailed device-level simulations. The simulation methodology accounts for design-dependent variations and provides detailed leakage power breakdowns. The analysis quantities the leakage power challenge in FPGAs, and identifies promising approaches for FPGA leakage power reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
StatePublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the IEEE 2003 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 21 Sep 200324 Sep 2003


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