A communication-theoretic design paradigm for reliable SOCs

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Presented is a design paradigm, pioneered at the University of Illinois in 1997, for reliable and energy-efficient system-on-a-chip (SOC) in nanometer process technologies. These technologies are characterized by non-idealities such as coupling, leakage, soft errors, and process variations, which contribute to a reliability problem. Increasing complexity of systems-on-a-chip (SOC) leads to a related power problem. The proposed paradigm provides solutions to both problems by viewing SOCs as communication networks, and employs ideas from error-control coding, communications, and information theory in order to achieve the dual goals of reliability and energy-efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings - Design Automation Conference
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 41st Design Automation Conference - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2004Jun 11 2004


  • Coding
  • Communications
  • Low-power
  • Reliability
  • System-on-a-chip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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