Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Lee A. Belfore, II
Chung Hao Chen
This thesis presents the experimental results of a four-phase IDPAL eight-input exclusive-OR gate. The following problems with IDPAL are addressed: multistage circuits malfunctioning, simulation convergence anomalies, and inferring input information through the power clock current. EPAD MOSFETs, which provide a low threshold voltage, are shown to be unsuccessful in correcting the malfunctioning behavior of multilayer circuits. A solution to multilayer IDPAL circuits malfunctioning, called IDPAL with discharge, is shown. The differences between simulation waveforms produced by LTspice and the experimental circuits recorded by a Tektronix’s Oscilloscope are investigated. IDPAL is implemented and analyzed using ALD MOSFETs for the following adiabatic families: 2N-2P, IDPAL, and IDPAL with discharge.
Johnson, Kevin A.. "IDPAL - Input Decoupled Partially Adiabatic Logic: Implementation and Examination" (2018). Master of Science (MS), thesis, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/ece_etds/33