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Author Chen, Yi-Hang ♦ Chen, Jian-Yu ♦ Huang, Juinn-Dar
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2016
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Single-electron transistor ♦ Area minimization ♦ Automatic synthesis ♦ Reconfigurable structure
Abstract Power dissipation has become a pressing issue of concern in the designs of most electronic system as fabrication processes enter even deeper submicron regions. More specifically, leakage power plays a dominant role in system power dissipation. An emerging circuit design style, the reconfigurable single-electron transistor (SET) array, has been proposed for continuing Moore's Law due to its ultra-low leakage power consumption. Recently, several works have been proposed to address the issues related to automated synthesis for the reconfigurable SET array. Nevertheless, all of those existing approaches consider mandatory fabrication constraints of SET array merely in late synthesis stages. In this article, we propose a synthesis algorithm, featuring input-variable ordering and dynamic product term ordering, for area minimization. The fabrication constraints are taken into account at every synthesis stage of proposed flow to guarantee better synthesis outcomes. We also develop a simulated annealing-based postprocess to find a proper phase assignment of each input variable for further area reduction. Experimental results show that our new methodology can achieve up to 29% area reduction as compared to existing state-of-the-art techniques.
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 2016-05-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15504840
Journal ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC)
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 4
Page Count 15
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 15


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