ReverseAge: An online NBTI combating technique using time borrowing

@article{Khan2011ReverseAgeAO,
  title={ReverseAge: An online NBTI combating technique using time borrowing},
  author={Seyab Khan and Said Hamdioui},
  journal={2011 IEEE 6th International Design and Test Workshop (IDT)},
  year={2011},
  pages={36-41}
}
As semiconductor manufacturing has entered into the nanoscale era, Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) has become one of the most significant aging mechanisms leading to reliability issues. This paper presents ReverseAge, a technique that detects delay due to NBTI and utilizes design timing margins to ensure reliable circuit operation. First, it presents a scheme to detect the NBTI induced delay. Second, it presents a technique to tolerate the errors; the technique exploits the… CONTINUE READING

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