UTCS Colloquium/Architecture: Rajit Manohar/Cornell University: "Fault Tolerance in Asynchronous Logic" ACES 2.402, Wednesday, February 4, 2009 11:00 a.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Feb 4, 2009 11:00am - 12:00pm

Type of Talk:  UTCS Colloquium/Architecture

Spea

ker/Affiliation:  Rajit Manohar/Cornell University

Date/Time:&n

bsp; Wednesday, February 4, 2009  11:00 a.m.

Location:&nbsp

; ACES2.402

Host:  Steve Keckler

Talk Title:  &quot

;Fault Tolerance in Asynchronous Logic"

Talk Abstract:

Manufacturing defects or errors due to transient phenomenon can impact the

correct operation of asynchronous circuits. I will present an overview of t

he impact of these errors on the operation of  asynchronous circuits

, and in particular on quasi delay-insensitive asynchronous circuits. I wil

l present a range of techniques for managing different types of failure mec

hanisms in asynchronous circuits. These techniques have been successfully u

sed to demonstrate the first radiation-immune re-programmable logic array.<

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Speaker Bio:

Rajit Manohar is an Associate Profess

or of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell, where his group cond

ucts research on asynchronous design. He received his B.S. (1994), M.S. (1

995), and Ph.D. (1998) from Caltech, and has been on the Cornell faculty

since 1998. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, three best paper a

wards, five teaching awards, and was named to MIT technology review''s to

p 35 young innovators under 35. He is a co-founder of Achronix Semiconducto

r, a fabless semiconductor company developing high-performance FPGAs.