Published in Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference: San Jose, CA, February 26, 2007, pages 285-288.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Vladimir Prodanov was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
We introduce a serial passive clock distribution technique allowing efficient and accurate skew removal at any arbitrary clock drop point. The passive transmission medium may be on-chip electrical transmission lines built in current IC technology or possible optical wave-guides in future developments. The proposed technique is naturally insensitive to practical loses and other non ideal effects and has the capability of covering large chip areas.
Electrical and Computer Engineering