Wenyin Fu

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Over the past few years, the realm of embedded systems has expanded to include a wide variety of products, ranging from digital cameras, to sensor networks, to medical imaging systems. Consequently, engineers strive to create ever smaller and faster products, many of which have stringent power requirements. Coupled with increasing pressure to decrease costs(More)
Due to the ever-increasing complexity of VLSI designs and IC process technologies, the mismatch between a circuit fabricated on the wafer and the one designed in the layout tool grows ever larger. Therefore, characterizing and modeling process variations of interconnect geometry has become an integral part of analysis and optimization of modern VLSI(More)
— With continuous advances in radio frequency (RF) mixed-signal very large scale integration (VLSI) technology, the creation of eddy currents in lossy multilayer substrates has made the already complicated interconnect analysis and modeling issue more challenging. To account for substrate losses, traditional electromagnetic methods are often computationally(More)
Evaluating the performance of reconfigurable computing applications in multi-tasking systems using simulation (as can be needed in early design-space exploration) faces several challenges. The complexity of full-system, cycle-accurate simulation prevents executing applications of any appreciable size to completion. One must sample only a portion of(More)
Although the benefits of software acceleration using reconfigurable logic have been demonstrated repeatedly, this style of computing has not yet penetrated the mainstream. One of the biggest unsolved problems is the management of the reconfigurable hardware in a multi-threaded environment. While most research in reconfigurable computing has assumed a(More)
Performance evaluation of hybrid (heterogeneous ISA) computing systems faces three major challenges: hybrid execution, multi-tasking, and system-level simulation variation. To evaluate system-level design decisions, a metric must encompass all forms of execution in a system, and incorporate any overheads introduced by hybrid execution. Differences in(More)