Also, in most silicon chips, large parts of the circuit are inactive at any given moment; even if a soft error
occurs, it may be ignored or overwritten before causing a problem.
protection design techniques for logic blocks add extra silicon overhead by increasing the size of silicon by 100 percent or more and requiring extra power of the same order of magnitude.
The forthcoming SRAMs are the new series of Advanced LPSRAM and provide high reliability equivalent to that of Renesas' existing SRAM products adopting a 150 nm process, including soft error
(Note 1) free and latch-up (Note 2)) free.
The researchers present recent results in package circuit co-design, interconnects and power grids, parametric variations, analog and RF testing, low power circuits, lithography and OPC, DFM process, and modeling for soft error
Two tutorials describe soft error
rate testing of deep-submicron integrated circuits, and new techniques for accessing embedded instrumentation.