Meeting the design challenges of the nano-CMOS electronics

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Electronics and Computer Science


See Joint Proposal E241901


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Description How to abstract device-level variability up to logic-level design techniques. Heavy use was made of eScience methodologies.
Exploitation Route See exploitation routes. Estimations of systems behaviour in the presence of variability have tended to be overly pessimistic. By showing how correlated and uncorrelated variability can be better modelled, the degree of pessimism is much reduced. Hence this is of significant interest to the integrated circuit design community. There is also interest from design tool vendors.
Sectors Energy

Description This was part of a larger project involving 5 universities. The contribution from Southampton hasn't led to any direct impact, although we have looked again at some of the ideas for use in other applications.
Description Knowledge Transfer Secondment
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H500243/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 02/2012
Description University of Southampton
Amount £45,259 (GBP)
Funding ID KTS 
Organisation University of Southampton 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 02/2012