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  • Design of complex circuits using the via-configurable transistor array regular layout fabric 

    Pons Solé, Marc; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier; González Colás, Antonio María (IEEE Computer Society Publications, 2011)
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    Layout regularity will be mandatory for future CMOS technologies to mitigate manufacturability issues. However, existing CAD tools do not meet the needs imposed by regularity constraints. In this paper we present a new ...
  • Fast time-to-market with via-configurable transistor array regular fabric: A delay-locked loop design case study 

    González Colás, Antonio María; Pons Solé, Marc; Barajas Ojeda, Enrique; Mateo Peña, Diego; López González, Juan Miguel; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier (IEEE Computer Society Publications, 2011)
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    Time-to-market is a critical issue for nowadays integrated circuits manufacturers. In this paper the Via-Configurable Transistor Array regular layout fabric (VCTA), which aims to minimize the time-to-market and its associated ...
  • FOCSI: A new layout regularity metric 

    Pons Solé, Marc; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier; González Colás, Antonio María (2009-06-09)
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    Digital CMOS Integrated Circuits (ICs) suffer from serious layout features printability issues associated to the lithography manufacturing process. Regular layout designs are emerging as alternative solutions to reduce ...
  • Hardware/software-based diagnosis of load-store queues using expandable activity logs 

    Carretero Casado, Javier Sebastián; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Ramírez García, Tanausu; Monchiero, Matteo; González Colás, Antonio María (IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011)
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    The increasing device count and design complexity are posing significant challenges to post-silicon validation. Bug diagnosis is the most difficult step during post-silicon validation. Limited reproducibility and low testing ...
  • Implementing end-to-end register data-flow continuous self-test 

    Carretero Casado, Javier Sebastián; Chaparro, Pedro; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; González Colás, Antonio María (2011-08-01)
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    While Moore's Law predicts the ability of semiconductor industry to engineer smaller and more efficient transistors and circuits, there are serious issues not contemplated in that law. One concern is the verification effort ...
  • Low Vccmin fault-tolerant cache with highly predictable performance 

    Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Carretero Casado, Javier Sebastián; Chaparro Valero, Pedro Alonso; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier; González Colás, Antonio María (IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009)
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    Transistors per area unit double in every new technology node. However, the electric field density and power demand grow if Vcc is not scaled. Therefore, Vcc must be scaled in pace with new technology nodes to prevent ...
  • Reducing soft errors through operand width aware policies 

    Ergin, Oguz; Unsal, Osman Sabri; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier; González Colás, Antonio María (2009-09)
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    Soft errors are an important challenge in contemporary microprocessors. Particle hits on the components of a processor are expected to create an increasing number of transient errors with each new microprocessor generation. ...
  • Setting an error detection infrastructure with low cost acoustics wave detectors 

    Upasani, Gaurang; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier; González Colás, Antonio María (IEEE, 2012)
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    The continuing decrease in dimensions and operating voltage of transistors has increased their sensitivity against radiation phenomena making soft errors an important challenge in future chip multiprocessors (CMPs). Hence, ...
  • VCTA: A Via-Configurable Transistor Array regular fabric 

    Pons Solé, Marc; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier; González Colás, Antonio María (IEEE Computer Society Publications, 2010)
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    Layout regularity is introduced progressively by integrated circuit manufacturers to reduce the increasing systematic process variations in the deep sub-micron era. In this paper we focus on a scenario where layout regularity ...
  • Via-configurable transistor array: a regular design technique to improve ICs yield 

    Pons Solé, Marc; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio, Antonio; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier; González Colás, Antonio María (2007-09)
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    Process variations are a major bottleneck for digital CMOS integrated circuits manufacturability and yield. That is why regular techniques with different degrees of regularity are emerging as possible solutions. Our ...