Matt Fojtik

PhD Candidate
The University of Michigan
Electrical Engineering

Research Group

VLSI Design/Automation Lab
My Advisor: Dennis Sylvester
I also work with: David Blaauw.

Profile on Dennis Sylvester's Site
Profile on David Blaauw's Site

Research Interests

Timing Speculation (Razor)
Asynchronous design
Near threshold computing

Journal Publications

M. Fojtik, D. Kim, G. Chen, Y. Lin, D. Fick, J. Park, M. Seok, M. Chen, Z. Foo, D. Blaauw, D. Sylvester, A Millimeter-Scale Energy-Autonomous Sensor System With Stacked Battery and Solar Cells, JSSC, Mar. 2013.

M. Fojtik, D. Fick, Y. Kim, N. Pinckney, D. Harris, D. Blaauw, D. Sylvester, Bubble Razor: Eliminating Timing Margins in an ARM Cortex-M3 Processor in 45 nm CMOS Using Architecturally Independent Error Detection and Correction, JSSC, Jan. 2013

D. Fick, R. Dreslinski, B. Giridhar, G. Kim, S. Seo, M. Fojtik, S. Satpathy, Y. Lee, D. Kim, N. Liu, M. Wieckowski, G. Chen, T. Mudge, D. Sylvester, and D. Blaauw, Centip3De: A Cluster-Based NTC Architecture With 64 ARM Cortex-M3 Cores in 3D Stacked 130 nm CMOS, JSSC, Jan. 2013

Conference Publications

R. Dreslinski, D. Fick, B. Giridhar, G. Kim, S. Seo, M. Fojtik, S. Satpathy, Y. Lee, D. Kim, N. Liu, M. Wieckowski, G. Chen, T. Mudge, D. Sylvester, and D. Blaauw, Centip3De: A 64-Core, 3D Stacked, Near-Threshold System, MICRO, 2013.

M. Fojtik, D. Fick, Y. Kim, N. Pinckney, D. Blaauw, D. Sylvester, Bubble Razor: Architecture Independent Timing Error Detection and Correction, SRC TECHCON, 2012.

M. Ghaed, M. Ghahramani, G. Chen, M. Fojtik, D. Blaauw, M. Flynn, and D. Sylvester, Low Power Wireless Sensor Networks for Infrastructure Monitoring, Proceedings of SPIE, March 2012.

Y. Chen, M. Fojtik, D. Blaauw, D. Sylvester, A 2.98nW Bandgap Voltage Reference Using a Self-Tuning Low Leakage Sample and Hold, VLSI, 2012.

M. Fojtik, D. Fick, Y. Kim, N. Pinckney, D. Harris, D. Blaauw, D. Sylvester, Bubble Razor: An Architecture Independent Approach to Timing Error Detection and Correction, ISSCC, 2012. [PDF] [slides]

D. Fick, R. Dreslinski, B. Giridhar, G. Kim, S. Seo, M. Fojtik, S. Satpathy, Y. Lee, D. Kim, N. Liu, M. Wieckowski, G. Chen, T. Mudge, D. Sylvester, and D. Blaauw, Centip3De: A 3930 DMIPS/W Configurable Near-Threshold 3D Stacked System With 64 ARM Cortex-M3 Cores, ISSCC, 2012. [PDF] [slides] [The Register]

B. Giridhar, D. Fick, M. Fojtik, S. Satpathy, D. Bull, D. Sylvester, D. Blaauw, Adaptive Robustness Tuning for High Performance Domino Logic, IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, 2011. [PDF] [slides] [IEEE]

D. Kim, G. Chen, M. Fojtik, M. Seok, D. Blaauw, D. Sylvester, A 1.85fW/bit Ultra Low Leakage 10T SRAM with Speed Compensation Scheme, ISCAS, 2011. [PDF] [IEEE]

G. Chen, M. Fojtik, D. Kim, D. Fick, J. Park, M. Seok, M. Chen, Z. Foo, D. Sylvester, D. Blaauw, A Millimeter-Scale Nearly-Perpetual Sensor System with Stacked Battery and Solar Cells, ISSCC, 2010. [PDF] [slides] [IEEE] [article] [article]

D. Fick, N. Liu, Z. Foo, M. Fojtik, J. Seo, D. Sylvester, D. Blaauw, In Situ Delay Slack Monitor for High-Performance Processors using an All-Digital, Self-Calibrating 5ps Resolution Time-to-Digital Converter, ISSCC, 2010. [PDF] [slides] [IEEE]

P. Singh, Z. Foo, M. Wieckowski, S. Hanson, M. Fojtik, D. Blaauw, D. Sylvester, Early Detection of Oxide Breakdown Through In Situ Degradation Sensing, ISSCC, 2010. [PDF] [IEEE]

Patents

M. Fojtik, D. Sylvester, D. Blaauw, and D. Fick, Stalling synchronisation circuits in response to a late data signal - Filed to USPTO, 2010. [application]

Awards

D. Fick, R.G. Dreslinski, B. Giridhar, G. Kim, S. Seo, M. Fojtik, S. Satpathy, Y. Lee, D. Kim, N. Liu, M. Wieckowski, G. Chen, T. Mudge, D. Sylvester, D. Blaauw, Design and Implementation of Centip3De, a 7-layer Many-Core System, ACM/IEEE DAC/ISSCC student design contest award winner, 2011. [article]

Side Projects

Computer controlled Christmas lights (Video)
DIY Video projector (Setup) (In Use #1) (In Use #2)

Contact Information

Office:
2435 EECS
1301 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
mfojtik@umich.edu
(734) 615-2886

Mailing Address:
EECS/SSEL
2308 EECS
1301 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122