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Author Bobba, Shashikanth ♦ Zhang, Jie ♦ Gaillardon, Pierre-Emmanuel ♦ Wong, H-S Philip ♦ Mitra, Subhasish ♦ Micheli, Giovanni de
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword CNFET ♦ Layout ♦ Carbon nanotube ♦ Cell design
Abstract The quest for technologies with superior device characteristics has showcased Carbon-Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors (CNFET) into limelight. In this work we present physical design techniques to improve the yield of CNFET circuits in the presence of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) imperfections. Various layout schemes are studied for enhancing the yield of CNFET standard cell library. With the help of existing ASIC design flow, we perform system-level benchmarking of CNFET circuits and compare them to CMOS circuits at various technology nodes. With CNFET technology, we observe maximum performance gains for circuits with gate-dominated delays. Averaged across various benchmarks at 16 nm, we report 8× improvement in $\textit{Energy-Delay-Product}$ (EDP) with CNFET circuits when compared to CMOS counterpart. We also study the performance of a complete OpenRISC processor, where we see 1.5× improvement in EDP over CMOS at 16 nm technology node. Voltage scaling enabled by CNFETs can be explored in the future for further performance benefits.
ISSN 15504832
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-06-02
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15504840
Journal ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC)
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 4
Page Count 19
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 19


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