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At the nanometer scale, the focus of micro-architecture will move from processing to communication. Most general computer architectures to date have been based on a " stored program " paradigm that differentiates between memory and processing and relies on communication over busses and other (relatively) long distance mechanisms. Nanometer-scale electronics(More)
We present simulations for ultra-thin body, fully-depleted, double-gate (DG) silicon-on-insulator (SOI) devices that can be readily optimized for both static power loss and performance by dynamically shifting the threshold voltage during operation. A small number of simple circuits are analyzed and it is demonstrated that subthreshold power can be reduced(More)
The close link between power and performance represents a significant hurdle to the design of portable embedded systems. As supply voltage falls, thereby saving dynamic power, the impact of threshold voltage on delay becomes greater so that it will become increasingly difficult to set a fixed threshold voltage that optimizes both performance and static(More)
While asynchronous techniques are of increasing interest in low-power design, designers cannot simply transfer current synchronous techniques to that domain. In particular, commercial FPGA systems and their accompanying EDA tools are not well suited to asynchronous logic design. In this paper we describe and analyze five alternative description methods that(More)
It is likely that it will become increasingly difficult to manufacture the complex, heterogeneous logic structures that characterise current reconfigurable logic systems. As a result, these systems may come to be characterised by vast arrays of largely identical devices that are differentiated via post-fabrication configuration - but only if low-overhead(More)
Welcome to the first workshop on non-silicon computation! This one-day workshop explores the issues involved in creating computing systems built from devices other than silicon-based transistors. The amazing success of computing over the past thirty years is based in large part on advances in the fabrication of CMOS-based integrated circuits, and both(More)