An efficient design methodology in accordance with the present invention is described for reducing the leakage power in CMOS circuits. The method and apparatus in accordance with the present invention yields better leakage reduction as the threshold voltage decreases and hence aids in further reduction of supply voltage and minimization of transistor sizes. Unlike other leakage control techniques, the technique of the present invention does not need any control circuitry to monitor the states of the circuit. Hence, avoiding the sacrifice of obtained leakage power reduction in the form of dynamic power consumed by the additional circuitry to control the overall circuit states.
Ranganathan, Nagarajan and Hanchate, Narender, "Method and apparatus for reducing leakage in integrated circuits" (2007). USF Patents. 633.
University of South Florida