The CC-100 IP is a Hyper-decoupling capacitor with a Capacitance Multiplication, Series Inductance Nullification, Cybersecurity Enhancement and an Energy Harvesting capabilities. The Hyper-Bypass Capacitor IP creates the lowest Impedance point in IC power grids aiding in maximum on chip supply line filtering, showing an up to a 600X improvement in effective and reservoir capacitance. The IP features a circuit noise activated dynamic input current controlled reservoir capacitance, and can function as a “stand-alone” on Chip DCAP, or work in parallel with existing DCAP structures. Due to the embedded IP negative feedback, the CC-100 features a 25% reduction in capacitor effective series inductance (ESL). The IP operates by feeding back a portion (nominally 20%) of the bypass current flowing through the front end on chip input base capacitors, feeding back current onto the chip power grid, preventing bypass Capacitor Deep discharge, thus reducing overall chip dynamic power draw. These effects substantially reduce RF Emissions from chip power grids making systems less vulnerable to cyber hacking and more secure. The IP draws no current for operation, thus maximizing block efficiency.
The Super Cap IP is meant to replace or work in parallel with existing on chip decoupling capacitors, thus can be shaped into various aspect ratios and sizes to fit on-chip “white space”, the area under power grids, etc. in the same fashion as typical on-chip decoupling capacitors. In similar fashion to typical decoupling capacitors, the IP blocks can be connected in parallel to increase overall RF emission reduction, reservoir capability, and effective capacitance.