Statistical Simulations of Delay Propagation in Large Scale Circuits Using Graph Traversal and Kernel Function Decomposition
|Title:||Statistical Simulations of Delay Propagation in Large Scale Circuits Using Graph Traversal and Kernel Function Decomposition||Authors:||Freeley, Jennifer
Brazil, Thomas J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9827||Date:||5-Jul-2018||Online since:||2019-04-08T08:25:40Z||Abstract:||In this paper we propose a new methodology to determine the delay of combinational logic circuits within the framework of statistical static timing analysis (SSTA). A new algorithm for the traversing of the timing graph is created and combined with a new technique of kernel function decomposition to find delay propagation through such a circuit. Assuming initial delays of the input signals and operation time of gates to be normally distributed, the exact analytical solution for a non-Gaussian probability density functions (PDF) of the resulting delay is obtained. Then, the approximation of a non-Gaussian PDF by a linear combination of kernel functions is proposed, and the initial Gaussian assumption is relaxed. This allowed us to build a novel closed-loop algorithm for the calculation of delay propagation in combinational circuits. Possible extensions and future steps are discussed.||Funding Details:||European Commission - European Regional Development Fund
Science Foundation Ireland
|Type of material:||Conference Publication||Publisher:||IEEE||Start page:||213||End page:||216||Copyright (published version):||2018 European Union||Keywords:||Combinational logic circuits; Statistical static timing analysis; Timing graph; Kernel function decomposition; Integrated circuit modeling||DOI:||10.1109/smacd.2018.8434901||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Is part of:||2018 SMACD: 15th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design||Conference Details:||The 15th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), Prague, Czech Republic, 2-5 July 2018||ISBN:||978-1-5386-5152-0|
|Appears in Collections:||Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection|
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