Memristor-Based Clock Design and Optimization with In-Situ Tunability

Shuyu Kong, Jie Gu, Hai Zhou

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Abstract

Process variation is the dominating factor for performance degradation in modern IC chips. The conventional guard-band design methodology leads to significant performance penalty. This paper utilizes an emerging non-volatile resistive device, memristor, with timing violation detectors to dynamically achieve local recovery from timing violation during the runtime, eliminating the necessity of testing phase. It develops a systematic self-tuning mechanism that globally adjusts the clock skew scheduling to compensate the timing violation, and determines the tunability of the memristor-based self-tunable circuits. It also proposes an algorithmic memristor placement across the clock tree to balance the tradeoff between hardware cost and system tunability. Experimental results show that our approach can improve the yield from 90% to 98% with only 4% overhead in average.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI 2017
EditorsRicardo Reis, Mircea Stan, Michael Huebner, Nikolaos Voros
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages427-432
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509067626
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 20 2017
Event2017 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI 2017 - Bochum, North Rhine-Westfalia, Germany
Duration: Jul 3 2017Jul 5 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI
Volume2017-July
ISSN (Print)2159-3469
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3477

Other

Other2017 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI 2017
CountryGermany
CityBochum, North Rhine-Westfalia
Period7/3/177/5/17

Keywords

  • clock skew scheduling
  • memristor
  • online tuning
  • placement
  • resilient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kong, S., Gu, J., & Zhou, H. (2017). Memristor-Based Clock Design and Optimization with In-Situ Tunability. In R. Reis, M. Stan, M. Huebner, & N. Voros (Eds.), Proceedings - 2017 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI 2017 (pp. 427-432). [7987557] (Proceedings of IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI; Vol. 2017-July). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISVLSI.2017.81