Configurable Links for Runtime Adaptive On-Chip Communication

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Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Semiconductor industries have kept alive Moore's law with the innovation of novel process technologies and this is expected to continue as long as the user's system requirements expand at the present rate. In the current process technology shift from 65nm to 45nm, the number of logic gates per square millimeter has increased from 700,000 to 1, 4 million. Due to several practical limitations the process technology is no longer able to provide reliable silicon fabrics with the continuing technology scaling and therefore, reliable systems have to be built from unreliable fabrics. The burden of continuing on the technology roadmap to meet the increasing computational demand is now on the shoulders of architecture and system-level engineers.
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