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Author Tahoori, Mehdi B.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Defect tolerance ♦ Nanotechnology ♦ Reconfigurable architectures
Abstract It is anticipated that the number of defects in nanoscale devices fabricated using bottom-up self-assembly process is significantly higher than that for CMOS devices fabricated by conventional top-down lithography patterning. This is mainly because of inherent lack of control in self-assembly fabrication as well as atomic scale of devices. The goal of defect tolerance, as an integral part of nano computing, is to obtain error-free computation from such fabrics containing defective elements. In this article, an application-independent defect tolerant scheme for reconfigurable crossbar array nanoarchitectures is presented. The main feature of this approach is that the existence and location of defective resources within the nano-fabric are hidden from the entire design flow, resulting in minimum post-fabrication customization per chip and minimum changes to the entire design and synthesis flow. It is also shown how to drastically minimize the area overhead associated with this flow. The proposed technique requires extraction of regular yet incomplete defect-free subsets, in contrast to previously proposed complete defect-free subsets. This can greatly reduce the area overhead required for defect tolerance while not sacrificing logic mapping or signal routing capabilities. Extensive simulation results confirm considerable reduction in the area overhead without any negative impact on the usability of modified defect-free subsets.
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 2009-07-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15504840
Journal ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC)
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 2
Page Count 24
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 24


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