OPTIMIZATION OF CIRCUITS AND PHYSICAL DESIGN IN A HIGH-SPEED BIPOLAR RISC PROCESSOR

Peter M. Campbell

A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE GRADUATE FACULTY OF

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Major Subject: Electrical Engineering

The original of the complete thesis is on file

in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Library

APPROVED BY THE EXAMINING COMMITTEE:

John F. McDonald, Thesis Advisor

John C. Corelli, Prof. Emeritus, E&EE

Yannick L. Le Coz, Professor, ECSE

Arjun N. Saxena, Prof. Emeritus, ECSE

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

TROY, NEW YORK

(FOR GRADUATION MAY 1997)


Copyright 1997

by

Peter M. Campbell

All Rights Reserved


Acknowledgements

Abstract

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

References

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C