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1. (WO2017184320) CLOCK SPINE WITH TAP POINTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/184320    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/025459
Publication Date: Fri Oct 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06F 1/10
H01L 27/118
Applicants: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Inventors: ARIMILLI, Rajesh
NARKHEDE, Apurv
NAWANDHAR, Ajay
Title: CLOCK SPINE WITH TAP POINTS
Abstract:
Apparatuses and methods to relay a clock signal to clock loads are presented. An apparatus includes a clock spine to conduct a clocking signal. The clock spine includes multiple taps points distributed unevenly on the clock spine. The apparatus further includes multiple clock buffers. Each of the multiple clock buffers is connected to a corresponding one of the multiple tap points. The method includes conducting a clocking signal on a clock spine having multiple taps points. The multiple tap points are distributed unevenly on the clock spine. The method further includes buffering the clocking signal at each of the multiple tap points. Another method includes forming a clock spine to conduct a clocking signal. The clock spine includes multiple taps points. The multiple tap points are distributed unevenly on the clock spine. The method further includes forming multiple clock buffers.