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ACTION TO AVOID THE ERROR.

By Smruti Sarangi, Satish Narayanasamy, Bruce Carneal, Abhishek Tiwari, Brad Calder and Josep Torrellas

Abstract

...... Today’s processors are so complex that design validation and testing is a major bottleneck, often accounting for 50 to 70 percent of processor development time. 1 Yet, despite all the labor and computing resources invested in verification, many defects still slip into production silicon. At that point, dealing with them can be very costly. Specifically, if a manufacturer finds serious errors before the chip is released, the costs involve the engineering time required to debug and fix the errors; the direct fabrication costs associated with a chip respin, including new masks; and, especially, the lost revenue attributable t

Topics: PATCHES, AVOIDING COSTLY CHIP RECALLS AND POTENTIALLY SPEEDING TIME TO MARKET. FOR EACH ERROR DETECTED, THE MANUFACTURER CREATES A FINGERPRINT, WHICH THE CUSTOMER USES TO PROGRAM THE HARDWARE. THE HARDWARE WATCHES FOR ERROR CONDITIONS, WHEN THEY ARISE, IT TAKES
Year: 2009
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