Statistical design of a multiplier using a low voltage square-law CMOS cell

Tarim T., Kuntman H., Ismail M.

1998 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, Chiang-Mai, Thailand, 24 - 27 November 1998, pp.25-28 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/apccas.1998.743649
  • City: Chiang-Mai
  • Country: Thailand
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-28
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The statistical design of a new multiplier using the square-law characteristics of MOS transistors in the saturation region is discussed in this paper. The multiplier is statistically robust and has a good yield. Initial simulation results of the circuit have been given and the offset current and nonlinearity of the multiplier has been statistically examined. Response Surface Methodology and Design of Experiment techniques were used as statistical VLSI design tools combined with the statistical MOS (SMOS) model. Device size optimization and yield enhancement has been demonstrated.