Bibiche M. Geuskens

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Traditional processors are designed to guarantee <i>error-free</i> operation under <i>worst-case</i> (1) device &amp; interconnect parameter variations resulting from less than ideal manufacturing process control; (2) static &amp; erratic defects; (3) operating environments such as temperature excursions and voltage droops; (4) critical path activation and(More)
Conventional microprocessors require a clock frequency (F<sub>CLK</sub>) guardband to ensure correct functionality during infrequent dynamic operating variations in supply voltage (V<sub>CC</sub>), temperature, and transistor aging. Consequently, these inflexible designs cannot exploit opportunities for higher performance by increasing F<sub>CLK</sub> or(More)