our paper “On hyperbolic laws …” published online in IJCTA


On hyperbolic laws of capacitor discharge through self-timed digital loads

Alexandre Yakovlev, Alexander Kushnerov, Andrey Mokhov and Reza Ramezani

Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cta.2010

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A new model to predict the dynamic behavior of a self-timed digital system powered by a capacitor is derived. The model demonstrates the hyperbolic shape of the discharging process on the capacitor. It allows a symbolic analysis of the discharging process for complex digital loads comprised of series (stack) and parallel configurations of digital circuits. For example, for a stack configuration, non-trivial relationships between the hyperbolic discharging rates have been derived. The derivations have been validated by simulations and experiments

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