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Ultra-low power m-sequence code generator for body sensor node applications

Lookup NU author(s): Ahmad Abdulfattah, Professor Harris Tsimenidis, Professor Alex Yakovlev



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© 2017 Elsevier B.V. In this paper, a design of low power m-sequence code generator is proposed. The efficiency of producing the code sequence within the region of sub-threshold voltage is investigated using 90. nm technology and verified using the auto-correlation and eye diagram characterizations. A further method of power saving in addition to voltage reduction is carried out by scaling the technology node from 90 to 65. nm. A comparison of power consumption and maximum attainable frequency between both technologies is performed. The ratio of power saving while using 65. nm technology is ranging from 45% to 55% for the three different code lengths investigated.

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Author(s): Abdulfattah AN, Tsimenidis CC, Yakovlev A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Integration

Year: 2019

Volume: 65

Pages: 231-240

Print publication date: 01/03/2019

Online publication date: 12/10/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 13/12/2017

ISSN (print): 0167-9260

ISSN (electronic): 1872-7522

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.vlsi.2017.10.004


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