Conference Paper

Low power clock generator using charge recycling

Wahba M.
Wassal A.
Ismail Y.I.

A major portion of the power consumed in today's systems is due to the clock distribution network. Solutions attempted to reduce clocking power result in low efficiency systems or systems with high complexity control schemes. In this work, a low power clock generator is introduced that can reduce switching power of the clock by almost 75%. This circuit uses the charge recycling concept to achieve such power reduction while utilizing a simple control technique. ©2010 IEEE.