Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon

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—Emerging nonvolatile memories (ENVMs) such as phase-change random access memories (PCRAMs) or oxide-based resistive random access memories (OxRRAMs) are promising candidates to replace Flash and Static Random Access Memories in many applications. This paper introduces a novel set of building blocks for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) using ENVMs. We(More)
We present a novel class of decision diagrams, called <i>Biconditional Binary Decision Diagrams</i> (BBDDs), that enable efficient logic synthesis for XOR-rich circuits. BBDDs are binary decision diagrams where the Shannon's expansion is replaced by the <i>biconditional</i> expansion. Since the <i>biconditional</i> expansion is based on the XOR/XNOR(More)
Memristive devices have the potential for a complete renewal of the electron devices landscape, including memory, logic and sensing applications. This is especially true when considering that the memristive functionality is not limited to two-terminal devices, whose practical realization has been demonstrated within a broad range of different technologies.(More)
—Devices with controllable-polarity, such as Double-Gate Vertically-Stacked Nanowire FETs, have shown promising interests in recent years to implement XOR-based logic functions in an unprecedented compact way. Such a compactness is obtained at the cost of a denser interconnect, that can be mitigated by designing an efficient hyper-regular layout structure,(More)
—In this paper, we present the EPFL combinational benchmark suite. We aim at completing existing benchmark suites by focusing only on natively combinational benchmarks. The EPFL ccombinational benchmark suite consists of 23 combi-national circuits designed to challenge modern logic optimization tools. It is further divided into three parts. The first part(More)
—The invention of the memristor enables new possibilities for computation and non-volatile memory storage. In this paper we propose a Generic Memristive Structure (GMS) for 3-D FPGA applications. The GMS cell is demonstrated to be utilized for steering logic useful for multiplexing signals, thus replacing the traditional pass-gates in FPGAs. Moreover, the(More)
New memories, such as non-volatile resistive memories present bright prospect in catering to the ever-growing memory needs. In this paper, we investigate the usage of Oxide Resistive Random Access Memory (OxRRAM) to improve the communication switchboxes of Field-Programmable-Gate-Arrays (FPGAs). We prove the interest of using unipolar OxRRAM in such devices(More)
In this paper, we present Majority-Inverter Graph (MIG), a novel logic representation structure for efficient optimization of Boolean functions. An MIG is a directed acyclic graph consisting of three-input majority nodes and regular/complemented edges. We show that MIGs include any AND/OR/Inverter Graphs (AOIGs), containing also the well-known AIGs. In(More)