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DAC
2010
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
Automatic multithreaded pipeline synthesis from transactional datapath specifications
We present a technique to automatically synthesize a multithreaded in-order pipeline from a high-level unpipelined datapath specification. This work extends the previously propose...
Eriko Nurvitadhi, James C. Hoe, Shih-Lien Lu, Timo...
DAC
2010
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
A correlation-based design space exploration methodology for multi-processor systems-on-chip
Given the increasing complexity of multi-processor systems-onchip, a wide range of parameters must be tuned to find the best trade-offs in terms of the selected system figures of ...
Giovanni Mariani, Aleksandar Brankovic, Gianluca P...
DAC
2010
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
Post-silicon diagnosis of segments of failing speedpaths due to manufacturing variations
We study diagnosis of segments on speedpaths that fail the timing constraint at the post-silicon stage due to manufacturing variations. We propose a formal procedure that is appli...
Lin Xie, Azadeh Davoodi, Kewal K. Saluja
DAC
2010
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
Instruction cache locking using temporal reuse profile
The performance of most embedded systems is critically dependent on the average memory access latency. Improving the cache hit rate can have significant positive impact on the per...
Yun Liang, Tulika Mitra
DAC
2010
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
QuickYield: an efficient global-search based parametric yield estimation with performance constraints
With technology scaling down to 90nm and below, many yield-driven design and optimization methodologies have been proposed to cope with the prominent process variation and to incr...
Fang Gong, Hao Yu, Yiyu Shi, Daesoo Kim, Junyan Re...
DAC
2010
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
RAMP gold: an FPGA-based architecture simulator for multiprocessors
We present RAMP Gold, an economical FPGA-based architecture simulator that allows rapid early design-space exploration of manycore systems. The RAMP Gold prototype is a high-throu...
Zhangxi Tan, Andrew Waterman, Rimas Avizienis, Yun...
DAC
2010
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
Crosstalk noise and bit error rate analysis for optical network-on-chip
Crosstalk noise is an intrinsic characteristic of photonic devices used by optical networks-on-chip (ONoCs) as well as a potential issue. For the first time, this paper analyzed a...
Yiyuan Xie, Mahdi Nikdast, Jiang Xu, Wei Zhang, Qi...
DAC
2010
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
Parallel multigrid preconditioning on graphics processing units (GPUs) for robust power grid analysis
Leveraging the power of nowadays graphics processing units for robust power grid simulation remains a challenging task. Existing preconditioned iterative methods that require inco...
Zhuo Feng, Zhiyu Zeng
DAC
2010
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
Performance and power modeling in a multi-programmed multi-core environment
This paper describes a fast, automated technique for accurate on-line estimation of the performance and power consumption of interacting processes in a multi-programmed, multi-cor...
Xi Chen, Chi Xu, Robert P. Dick, Zhuoqing Morley M...
DAC
2010
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
Parallel hierarchical cross entropy optimization for on-chip decap budgeting
Decoupling capacitor (decap) placement has been widely adopted as an effective way to suppress dynamic power supply noise. Traditional decap budgeting algorithms usually explore t...
Xueqian Zhao, Yonghe Guo, Zhuo Feng, Shiyan Hu
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