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  • 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 ...
  • Fuse: A technique to anticipate failures due to degradation in ALUs 

    Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier; Unsal, Osman Sabri; Ergin, Oguz; González Colás, Antonio María (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2007)
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    This paper proposes the fuse, a technique to anticipate failures due to degradation in any ALU (arithmetic logic unit), and particularly in an adder. The fuse consists of a replica of the weakest transistor in the adder ...
  • 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 ...
  • Improving early design stage timing modeling in multicore based real-time systems 

    Trilla, David; Jalle Ibarra, Javier; Fernández, Mikel; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    This paper presents a modelling approach for the timing behavior of real-time embedded systems (RTES) in early design phases. The model focuses on multicore processors - accepted as the next computing platform for RTES - ...
  • Inherently workload-balanced clustered microarchitecture 

    Abella Ferrer, Jaume; González Colás, Antonio María (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2005)
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    The performance of clustered microarchitectures relies on steering schemes that try to find the best trade-off between workload balance and inter-cluster communication penalties. In previously proposed clustered processors, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Low-complexity distributed issue queue 

    Abella Ferrer, Jaume; González Colás, Antonio María (IEEE Computer Society, 2004)
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    As technology evolves, power density significantly increases and cooling systems become more complex and expensive. The issue logic is one of the processor hotspots and, at the same time, its latency is crucial for the ...
  • Measurement-based probabilistic timing analysis for multi-path programs 

    Cucu Grosjean, Liliana; Santinelli, Luca; Houston, Michael; Lo, Code; Vardanega, Tulio; Kosmidis, Leonidas; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Mezzetti, Enrico; Quiñones Moreno, Eduardo; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (2012)
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    The rigorous application of static timing analysis requires a large and costly amount of detail knowledge on the hardware and software components of the system. Probabilistic Timing Analysis has potential for reducing the ...
  • Measurement-based probabilistic timing analysis: Lessons from an integrated-modular avionics case study 

    Wartel, Franck; Kosmidis, Leonidas; Lo, Code; Triquet, Benoit; Quiñones Moreno, Eduardo; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Gogonel, Adriana; Baldovin, Andrea; Mezzetti, Enrico; Cucu Grosjean, Liliana; Vardanega, Tulio; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    Probabilistic Timing Analysis (PTA) in general and its measurement-based variant called MBPTA in particular can mitigate some of the problems that impair current worst-case execution time (WCET) analysis techniques. MBPTA ...
  • Modelling probabilistic cache representativeness in the presence of arbitrary access patterns 

    Milutinovic, Suzana; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    Measurement-Based Probabilistic Timing Analysis (MBPTA) is a promising powerful industry-friendly method to derive worst-case execution time (WCET) estimates as needed for critical real-time embedded systems. MBPTA performs ...
  • Modelling the confidence of timing analysis for time randomised caches 

    Benedicte Illescas, Pedro; Kosmidis, Leonidas; Quiñones Moreno, Eduardo; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    Timing is a key non-functional property in embedded real-Time systems (ERTS). ERTS increasingly require higher levels of performance that can only be sensibly provided by deploying high-performance hardware, which however ...
  • Multi-level unified caches for probabilistically time analysable real-time systems 

    Kosmidis, Leonidas; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Quiñones Moreno, Eduardo; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (IEEEXPLORE, 2013)
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    Caches are key resources in high-end processor architectures to increase performance. In fact, most high-performance processors come equipped with a multi-level cache hierarchy. In terms of guaranteed performance, however, ...
  • On the convergence of mainstream and mission-critical markets 

    Girbal, Sylvain; Moreto Planas, Miquel; Grasset, Arnaud; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Quiñones Moreno, Eduardo; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier; Yehia, Sami (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    The computing market has been dominated during the last two decades by the well-known convergence of the highperformance computing market and the mobile market. In this paper we witness a new type of convergence between ...
  • Online error detection and correction of erratic bits in register files 

    Vera, Xavier; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Carretero Casado, Javier Sebastián; Chaparro Valero, Pedro Alonso; González Colás, Antonio María (2009-06)
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    Aggressive voltage scaling needed for low power in each new process generation causes large deviations in the threshold voltage of minimally sized devices of the 6T SRAM cell. Gate oxide scaling can cause large transient ...
  • Probabilistic timing analysis on conventional cache designs 

    Kosmidis, Leonidas; Curtsinger, Charlie; Quiñones Moreno, Eduardo; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Berger, Emery D.; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (2013)
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    Probabilistic timing analysis (PTA), a promising alternative to traditional worst-case execution time (WCET) analyses, enables pairing time bounds (named probabilistic WCET or pWCET) with an exceedance probability (e.g., ...
  • Probabilistically time-analyzable complex processors in hard real- time systems 

    Slijepcevic, Mladen; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 2015-05-05)
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    Critical Real-Time Embedded Systems (CRTES) feature performance-demanding functionality. High-performance hardware and complex software can provide such functionality, but the use of aggressive technology challenges ...
  • Random Modulo: A new processor cache design for real-time critical systems 

    Hernández, Carles; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Gianarro, Andrea; Andersson, Jan; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    Cache memories have a huge impact on software's worst-case execution time (WCET). While enabling the seamless use of caches is key to provide the increasing levels of (guaranteed) performance required by automotive software, ...
  • Resilient random modulo cache memories for probabilistically-analyzable real-time systems 

    Trilla, David; Hernández, Carles; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    Fault tolerance has often been assessed separately in safety-related real-time systems, which may lead to inefficient solutions. Recently, Measurement-Based Probabilistic Timing Analysis (MBPTA) has been proposed to estimate ...