Fabrizio Lombardi

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This letter presents new results for automatically generating conformance test sequences for communication protocols by means of Unique ZnpuNOutput (UIO) sequences [6]. The contribution of this letter is to show that if multiple minimumlength U10 sequences are computed for each state of the FSM specification then the length of the resulting test sequence is(More)
This paper addresses the issues revolving around the synthesis of tile sets for DNA self-assembly as a promising approach for IC manufacturing in the nanoscale. As for a finite pattern, synthesis for minimizing tile or bond types is equivalent to a minimum graph coloring problem, two greedy algorithms that reduce the number of tiles (PATS_Tile) or bonds(More)
Quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) offers a new computing paradigm for nanotechnology. The basic logic elements of this technology are the majority voter (MV) and the inverter (INV). However, an experimental evaluation has shown that MV is not efficiently used during technology mapping by existing logic-synthesis tools. In this paper, we propose the design(More)
A novel approach to testing lookup table (LUT) based field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) is proposed in this paper. A general structure for the basic configurable logic array blocks (CLBs) is assumed. We group k CLBs in the column into a cell, where k denotes the number of inputs of an LUT. The whole chip is configured as a group of one-dimensional(More)
Approximate circuits have been considered for error-tolerant applications that can tolerate some loss of accuracy with improved performance and energy efficiency. Multipliers are key arithmetic circuits in many such applications such as digital signal processing (DSP). In this paper, a novel approximate multiplier with a lower power consumption and a(More)
This paper presents the design and evaluation of a new SRAM cell made of nine transistors (9T). The proposed 9T cell utilizes a scheme with separate read and write wordlines; it is shown that the 9T cell achieves improvements in power dissipation, performance and stability compared with previous designs (that require 10T and 8T) for low-power operation. The(More)
Emerging technologies have attracted a substantial interest in overcoming the physical limitations of CMOS as projected at the end of the Technology Roadmap; among these technologies, quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) relies on different and novel paradigms to implement dense, low power circuits and systems for high-performance computing. As applicable to(More)