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ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), Volume 15 Issue 4, September 2010

Power gating: Circuits, design methodologies, and best practice for standard-cell VLSI designs
Youngsoo Shin, Jun Seomun, Kyu-Myung Choi, Takayasu Sakurai
Article No.: 28
DOI: 10.1145/1835420.1835421

Power Gating has become one of the most widely used circuit design techniques for reducing leakage current. Its concept is very simple, but its application to standard-cell VLSI designs involves many careful considerations. The great complexity of...

An in-place search algorithm for the resource constrained scheduling problem during high-level synthesis
Cheng-Juei Yu, Yi-Hsin Wu, Sheng-De Wang
Article No.: 29
DOI: 10.1145/1835420.1835422

We propose an in-place search algorithm for computing the exact solutions to the resource constrained scheduling problem. This algorithm supports operation chaining, pipelining and multicycling in the underlying scheduling problem. Based on two...

Partitioning techniques for partially protected caches in resource-constrained embedded systems
Kyoungwoo Lee, Aviral Shrivastava, Nikil Dutt, Nalini Venkatasubramanian
Article No.: 30
DOI: 10.1145/1835420.1835423

Increasing exponentially with technology scaling, the soft error rate even in earth-bound embedded systems manufactured in deep subnanometer technology is projected to become a serious design consideration. Partially protected cache (PPC) is a...

Huffman-based code compression techniques for embedded processors
Talal Bonny, Jörg Henkel
Article No.: 31
DOI: 10.1145/1835420.1835424

The size of embedded software is increasing at a rapid pace. It is often challenging and time consuming to fit an amount of required software functionality within a given hardware resource budget. Code compression is a means to alleviate the...

On the completeness of the polymorphic gate set
Zhifang Li, Wenjian Luo, Lihua Yue, Xufa Wang
Article No.: 32
DOI: 10.1145/1835420.1835425

Polymorphic gates are special kinds of logic gates that can exhibit different functions under the control of environmental parameters, such as light, temperature, and VDD. These polymorphic gates can be used to build polymorphic circuits that...

Complexity of 3-D floorplans by analysis of graph cuboidal dual hardness
Renshen Wang, Evangeline Young, Chung-Kuan Cheng
Article No.: 33
DOI: 10.1145/1835420.1835426

Interconnect dominated electronic design stimulates a demand for developing circuits on the third dimension, leading to 3-D integration. Recent advances in chip fabrication technology enable 3-D circuit manufacturing. However, there is still a...