University of Michigan
Electrical & Computer Engineering
1301 Beal Ave., 2417C EECS
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: 734 763 4526
Fax: 734 763-4617
1301 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
siddas AT umich DOT edu
I am interested in circuit design techniques for circuit level timing speculation. I am also interested in interconnect modeling and exploring techniques to exploit onchip inductance to design faster interconnects.
Currently, I am working on developing low overhead ciruits for "Razor" which is a novel dynamic voltage scaling technique. I have designed a novel flipflop called the "razor" flipflop which allows operation under subcritical voltage regimes by efficiently detecting and correcting speedpath failures. Thus, in the razor technique, supply voltages can be reduced to levels much lower than what is possible in standard DVS techniques. Hence, energy savings from razor can be potentially much greater than traditional DVS.
We have also designed a "Razor" prototype to demostrate this technique in silicon. This chip is currently under fabrication and will be available for testing in february-march 2004.