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Application and Verification of Local Nonsemantic-Preserving Transformations in System Design
Due to the increasing abstraction gap between the initial system model and a final implementation, the verification of the respective models against each other is a formidable task...
Tarvo Raudvere, Ingo Sander, Axel Jantsch
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Full-Chip Routing Considering Double-Via Insertion
As the technology node advances into the nanometer era, via-open defects are one of the dominant failures due to the copper cladding process. To improve via yield and reliability, ...
Huang-Yu Chen, Mei-Fang Chiang, Yao-Wen Chang, Lum...
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Chip Optimization Through STI-Stress-Aware Placement Perturbations and Fill Insertion
Starting at the 65-nm node, stress engineering to improve the performance of transistors has been a major industry focus. An intrinsic stress source--shallow trench isolation (STI)...
Andrew B. Kahng, Puneet Sharma, Rasit Onur Topalog...
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An Efficient Graph-Based Algorithm for ESD Current Path Analysis
Abstract--The electrostatic discharge (ESD) problem has become a challenging reliability issue in nanometer-circuit design. High voltages that resulted from ESD might cause high cu...
Chih-Hung Liu, Hung-Yi Liu, Chung-Wei Lin, Szu-Jui...
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Bridging Fault Test Method With Adaptive Power Management Awareness
Abstract--A key design constraint of circuits used in handheld devices is the power consumption, mainly due to battery life limitations. Adaptive power management (APM) techniques ...
S. Saqib Khursheed, Urban Ingelsson, Paul M. Rosin...
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Robust Clock Tree Routing in the Presence of Process Variations
Abstract--Advances in very large-scale integration technology make clock skew more susceptible to process variations. Notwithstanding efficient exact zero-skew algorithms, clock sk...
Uday Padmanabhan, Janet Meiling Wang, Jiang Hu
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2008
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Static Analysis of Transaction-Level Communication Models
We propose a methodology for the early estimation of communication implementation choices eftarting from an abstract transaction level system model (TLM). The reference version of ...
Giovanni Agosta, Francesco Bruschi, Donatella Sciu...
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Fault-Tolerant Distributed Deployment of Embedded Control Software
Safety-critical feedback-control applications may suffer faults in the controlled plant as well as in the execution platform, i.e., the controller. Control theorists design the con...
Claudio Pinello, Luca P. Carloni, Alberto L. Sangi...
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2008
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Using Transfer-Resource Graph for Software-Based Verification of System-on-Chip
The verification of a system-on-chip is challenging due to its high level of integration. Multiple components in a system can behave concurrently and compete for resources. Hence, ...
Xiaoxi Xu, Cheng-Chew Lim
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Efficient Extraction of Frequency-Dependent Substrate Parasitics Using Direct Boundary Element Method
An efficient method based on a direct boundary element method is proposed for extracting frequency-dependent substrate coupling parameters. A frequency-independent real-valued line...
Wenjian Yu, Xiren Wang, Zuochang Ye, Zeyi Wang
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