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ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC), Volume 14 Issue 1, November 2017

An Accuracy Tunable Non-Boolean Co-Processor Using Coupled Nano-Oscillators
Neel Gala, Sarada Krithivasan, Wei-Yu Tsai, Xueqing Li, Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, V. Kamakoti
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/3094263

As we enter an era witnessing the closer end of Dennard scaling, where further reduction in power supply-voltage to reduce power consumption becomes more challenging in conventional systems, a goal of developing a system capable of performing...

Design Considerations for Memristive Crossbar Physical Unclonable Functions
Mesbah Uddin, MD. Badruddoja Majumder, Karsten Beckmann, Harika Manem, Zahiruddin Alamgir, Nathaniel C. Cady, Garrett S. Rose
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/3094414

Hardware security has emerged as a field concerned with issues such as integrated circuit (IC) counterfeiting, cloning, piracy, and reverse engineering. Physical unclonable functions (PUF) are hardware security primitives useful for mitigating...

Statistical Optimization of FinFET Processor Architectures under PVT Variations Using Dual Device-Type Assignment
Ye Yu, Niraj K. Jha
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/3110714

With semiconductor technology scaling to the 22nm node and beyond, fin field-effect transistor (FinFET) has started replacing complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), thanks to its superior control of short-channel effects and much lower...

Heterogeneous HMC+DDRx Memory Management for Performance-Temperature Tradeoffs
Mohammad Hossein Hajkazemi, Mohammad Khavari Tavana, Tinoosh Mohsenin, Houman Homayoun
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/3106233

Three-dimensional DRAMs (3D-DRAMs) are emerging as a promising solution to address the memory wall problem in computer systems. However, high fabrication cost per bit and thermal issues are the main reasons that prevent architects from using...

Robust In-Field Testing of Digital Microfluidic Biochips
Sukanta Bhattacharjee, Debasis Mitra, Bhargab B. Bhattacharya
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/3123586

Microfluidic technology offers vast promise for implementing biochemistry-on-chip with diverse applications to clinical diagnosis, genome analysis, drug design, and point-of-care testing. Among various types of fluid-chips, droplet-based digital...

Resource-Constrained Scheduling for Digital Microfluidic Biochips
Kenneth O'neal, Daniel Grissom, Philip Brisk
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/3093930

Digital microfluidics based on electrowetting-on-dielectric technology is poised to revolutionize many aspects of chemistry and biochemistry through miniaturization, automation, and software programmability. Digital microfluidic biochips (DMFBs)...

Impact of Process Variation on Self-Reference Sensing Scheme and Adaptive Current Modulation for Robust STTRAM Sensing
Seyedhamidreza Motaman, Swaroop Ghosh, Jaydeep Kulkarni
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/3132577

Spin-Transfer-Torque RAM (STTRAM) is a promising technology for high-density on-chip cache due to low standby power and high speed. However, the process variation of the Magnetic Tunnel Junction (MTJ) and access transistor poses a serious...

Improving Energy Efficiency in Wireless Network-on-Chip Architectures
Vincenzo Catania, Andrea Mineo, Salvatore Monteleone, Maurizio Palesi, Davide Patti
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/3138807

Wireless Network-on-Chip (WiNoC) represents a promising emerging communication technology for addressing the scalability limitations of future manycore architectures. In a WiNoC, high-latency and power-hungry long-range multi-hop communications...