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—Nonvolatile processors offer a number of desirable properties including instant on/off, zero standby power and resilience to power failures. This paper presents a fabricated nonvolatile processor based on ferroelectric flip-flops. These flip-flops are used in a distributed fashion and are able to maintain system states without any power supply(More)
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, redundant-via insertion is a highly recommended technique proposed by foundries. Traditionally, double-via insertion is performed at the postlayout stage. The increasing design(More)
As the technology node advances into the nanometer era, via-open defects are one of the dominant failures. To improve via yield and reliability, redundant-via insertion is a highly recommended technique proposed by foundries. Traditionally, double-via insertion is performed at the post-layout stage. The increasing design complexity, however, leaves very(More)
— Nonvolatile (NV) processors have attracted much attention in recent years due to their zero standby power, resilience to power failures, and instant-on feature. One design challenge of NV processors is the excess area needed by NV registers. This paper introduces a parallel compare and compress (PaCC) architecture to reduce such excess area. A key(More)
In modern sub-micron design, achieving low-skew clock distributions is facing challenges for high-performance circuits. Symmetric global clock distribution and clock tree synthesis (CTS) for local clock optimization are used so far, but new methodologies are necessary as the technology node advances. In this paper, we study the register placement problem(More)
Nonvolatile processor has become an emerging topic in recent years due to its zero standby power, resilience to power failures and instant on feature. This paper first demonstrated a fabricated nonvolatile 8051-compatible processor design, which indicates the ferroelectric nonvolatile version leads to over 90% area overhead compared with the volatile(More)
Efficient power and subchannel allocation methods are required for orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) based femtocell networks to improve the capacity of the system. This paper considers a joint subchannel and power allocation algorithm with capacity maximization for downlink of an OFDMA based femtocell networks. In the proposed algorithm(More)
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