Low Power Design and Services Group of the OFFIS Research Institute
Recent years have brought an enormous increase in integration of circuit elements on a single chip.
This trend is still holding on and the first one billion transistor chip is expected by the year 2008 (source: SIA). This trend however of performing more and more computations on less and less space in less and less time comes with enormous physical challenges.
One of these challenges is the power dissipation.