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Conference Papers Year : 2009

An Innovative Timing Slack Monitor for Variation Tolerant Circuits

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To deal with variations, statistical methodologies can be completed by monitoring techniques implemented to cope with dynamic variations while keeping optimized operating points. This paper proposes a new monitoring structure, located in parallel of a pre-defined observable flip-flop. This structure, coupled with a specific detection window generation, embedded within the clock-tree, can anticipate timing violations to prevent system failures in real-time. Performances simulated in a 45 nm technology demonstrate a scalable, low power and low area cell which can be easily inserted in a standard CAD flow.
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lirmm-00371174 , version 1 (26-03-2009)

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Bettina Rebaud, Marc Belleville, Edith Beigné, Michel Robert, Philippe Maurine, et al.. An Innovative Timing Slack Monitor for Variation Tolerant Circuits. ICICDT: International Conference on IC Design & Technology, May 2009, Austin, TX, United States. pp.215-218, ⟨10.1109/ICICDT.2009.5166299⟩. ⟨lirmm-00371174⟩
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