Madhavan Swaminathan

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—Packet-based Networks-on-Chip (NoC) have emerged as the most viable candidates for the interconnect backbone of future Chip Multi-Processors (CMP). The flit size (or width) is one of the fundamental design parameters within a NoC router, which affects both the performance and the cost of the network. Most studies pertaining to the NoC of general-purpose(More)
This paper proposes a novel self-healing methodology for embedded RF Amplifiers (LNAs) in RF sub-systems. The proposed methodology is based on oscillation principles in which the Device-under-Test (DUT) itself generates the output test signature with the help of additional circuitry. The self-generated test signature from the DUT is analyzed by using(More)
Clock distribution has traditionally been a circuit design problem with negligible micro-architectural impact. However, for clock distribution networks using multiple phase-locked loops (PLLs), this will most likely not be the case. This paper discusses the micro-architectural impact of using multiple PLLs for clock distribution. Two PLL phase(More)
— Causality, which deals with the precise timing of signal propagation through passive structures like interconnects, is an important problem in the time domain simulation of distributed passive networks. If unaccounted for, it can lead to significant error in the signal integrity analysis of high-speed digital systems. Distributed passive systems are(More)
One highly integrated mixed-signal testbed has been developed to demonstrate the concept and realization of advanced System-on-a-Package concept. This experimental system, called Intelligent Network Communicator (INC), deals with three different status of the signals, digital, RF and optical, in a single packaging platform. The INC transmits and receives(More)
—For the successful electrical design of system-in-package, this paper proposes an efficient method for extracting wideband resistance and inductance from a large number of 3-D interconnections. The proposed method uses the modal equivalent network from the electric field integral equation with cylindrical conduction-mode basis function, which reduces the(More)