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  • A battery-less, self-sustaining RF energy harvesting circuit with TFETs for µW power applications 

    Nunes Cavalheiro, David Manuel; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Valtchev, Stanimir (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
    Conference report
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    This paper proposes a Tunnel FET (TFET) power management circuit for RF energy harvesting applications. In contrast with conventional MOSFET technologies, the improved electrical characteristics of TFETs promise a better ...
  • A boolean rule-based approach for manufacturability-aware cell routing 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Petit Silvestre, Jordi; Gómez Fernández, Sergio; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja (2014-03-01)
    Article
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    An approach for cell routing using gridded design rules is proposed. It is technology-independent and parameterizable for different fabrics and design rules, including support for multiple-patterning lithography. The core ...
  • A comprehensive method to taxonomize mechanical energy harvesting technologies 

    Diez, P.L.; Gabilondo, I.; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
    Conference report
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    Traditional industry is experiencing a worldwide development with Industry 4.0. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have a main role in this revolution as an essential part of data acquisition. The way in which WSNs are powered ...
  • All-digital self-adaptive PVTA variation aware clock generation system for DFS 

    Pérez Puigdemont, Jordi; Calomarde Palomino, Antonio; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja (2014)
    Conference report
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    An all-digital self-adaptive clock generation system capable of adapt the clock frequency to compensate the effects of PVTA variations on the IC propagation delay and satisfy an externally set propagation length condition ...
  • All-digital simple clock synthesis through a glitch-free variable-length ring oscillator 

    Pérez Puigdemont, Jordi; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Calomarde Palomino, Antonio (2014-02-01)
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    This brief presents a simple all-digital variable-length ring oscillator (VLRO) design that is capable of synchronously changing the output frequency while keeping a signal free of glitches or spurious oscillations at the ...
  • Analysis and modelling of parasitic substrate coupling in CMOS circuits 

    Aragonès Cervera, Xavier; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Roca Adrover, Miquel; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio (1995-10)
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    Analysis of the substrate coupling in integrated circuits is done taking into account technology and layout parameters for different types and location of transistors using a device-level simulator. The noise coupling ...
  • Analysis of body bias and RTN-induced frequency shift of low voltage ring oscillators in FDSOI technology 

    Barajas Ojeda, Enrique; Aragonès Cervera, Xavier; Mateo Peña, Diego; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio; Martin Martínez, Javier; Rodríguez Martínez, Rosana; Porti Pujal, Marc; Nafria, M.; Castro López, Rafael; Roca Moreno, Elisenda; Fernandez, Francisco V. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Electronic circuits powered at ultra low voltages (500 mV and below) are desirable for their low energy and power consumption. However, RTN (Random Telegraph Noise)-induced threshold voltage variations become very significant ...
  • A new probabilistic design methodology of nanoscale digital circuits 

    García Leyva, Lancelot; Calomarde Palomino, Antonio; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio (IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011)
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    The continuing trends of device scaling and increase in complexity towards terascale system on chip level of integration are putting growing difficulties into several areas of design. The intrinsic variability problem is ...
  • An on-line test strategy and analysis for a 1T1R crossbar memory 

    Escudero, Manel; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio; Vourkas, Ioannis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
    Conference report
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    Memristors are emerging devices known by their nonvolability, compatibility with CMOS processes and high density in circuits density in circuits mostly owing to the crossbar nanoarchitecture. One of their most notable ...
  • ASIC implementation of an all-digital self-adaptive PVTA variation-aware clock generation system 

    Pérez-Puigdemont, Jordi; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016)
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    An all-digital self-adaptive clock generation system capable of autonomously adapt the clock frequency to compensate the effects of static spatially heterogeneous (SSHet) PVTA variations is presented. The design uses ...
  • A single event transient hardening circuit design technique based on strengthening 

    Calomarde Palomino, Antonio; Amat Bertran, Esteve; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    In a near future of high-density and low-power technologies, the study of soft errors will not only be relevant for memory systems and latches of logic circuits, but also for the combinational parts of logic circuits which ...
  • Asynchronous pulse logic cell for threshold logic and Boolean networks 

    Lambie, J; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; González Jiménez, José Luis; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2005)
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    In this article, a fully digital CMOS circuit for asynchronous pulse cells is presented. The proposed circuit has a high noise tolerance and no static power consumption. Furthermore it has a high functional programmability. ...
  • Body bias generators for ultra low voltage circuits in FDSOI technology 

    Justo, Diego; Nunes Cavalheiro, David; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Electronic circuits powered at ultra low voltages (300 mV and below) are desirable for their low energy and power consumption. However, the performance at such low power voltage is severely degraded. FDSOI technology, with ...
  • Closed loop controlled ring oscillator: a variation tolerant self-adaptive clock generation architecture 

    Pérez Puigdemont, Jordi; Calomarde Palomino, Antonio; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja (2012)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
  • Design and implementation of an adaptive proactive reconfiguration technique in SRAM caches 

    Pouyan, Peyman; Amat Bertran, Esteve; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio (2013)
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    Scaling of device dimensions toward nano-scale regime has made it essential to innovate novel design techniques for improving the circuit robustness. This work proposes an implementation of adaptive proactive reconfiguration ...
  • Design guidelines towards compact litho-friendly regular cells 

    Gómez Fernández, Sergio; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio; Elhoj, Martin; Schlinker, Guilherme; Woolaway, Nigel (2011)
    Conference report
    Open Access
  • 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 ...
  • Diseño de circuitos y sistemas integrados 

    Rubio, Antonio; Altet Sanahujes, Josep; Aragonès Cervera, Xavier; González Jiménez, José Luis; Mateo Peña, Diego; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja (Edicions UPC, 2003)
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    La tecnología de circuitos integrados, basada principalmente en la miniaturización de los circuitos ha evolucionado intensamente en los últimos tiempos. El objetivo de esta obra es dar a conocer esta evolución reciente y ...
  • Energy macro-model for on chip interconnection buses 

    Mendoza Vázquez, Raymundo; Pons Solé, Marc; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Figueras, Joan (2006-06)
    External research report
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    This report presents a fast method of evaluating the power consumption of a bus. Given an on-chip bus driver-interconnection-receiver design of N parallel lines,the objective is to develop its energy consumption macro-model. ...
  • Error probability in synchronous digital circuits due to power supply noise 

    Martorell Cid, Ferran; Pons Solé, Marc; Rubio, Antonio; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja (2007-09)
    Conference report
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    This paper presents a probabilistic approach to model the problem of power supply voltage fluctuations. Error probability calculations are shown for some 90-nm technology digital circuits. The analysis here considered ...