Process variability-aware proactive reconfiguration techniques for mitigating aging effects in nano scale SRAM lifetime
Document typeConference lecture
PublisherIEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Process variations and device aging have a significant impact on the reliability and performance of nano scale integrated circuits. Proactive reconfiguration is an emerging technique to extend the lifetime of embedded SRAM memories. This work introduces a novel version that modifies and enhances the advantages of this method by considering the process variability impact on the memory components. Our results show between 30% and 45% SRAM lifetime increases over the existing proactive reconfiguration technique and between 1.7X and ~10X improvement over the non-proactive reconfiguration.
CitationRubio, J.A.; Amat, E.; Pouyan, P. Process variability-aware proactive reconfiguration techniques for mitigating aging effects in nano scale SRAM lifetime. A: VLSI Test Symposium. "Proceedings of the VLSI Test Symposium". Hawaii: IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012, p. 240-245.