Self-Checking Ripple-Carry Adder with Ambipolar Silicon Nanowire FET
For the rapid adoption of new and aggressive technologies such as ambipolar Silicon NanoWire (SiNW), addressing fault-tolerance is necessary. Traditionally, transient fault detection implies large hardware overhead or performance decrease compared to permanent fault detection. In this paper, we focus on on-line testing and its application to ambipolar SiNW. We demonstrate on self - checking ripple - carry adder how ambipolar design style can help reduce the hardware overhead. When compared with equivalent CMOS process, ambipolar SiNW design shows a reduction in area of at least 56% (28%) with a decreased delay of 62% (6%) for Static (Transmission Gate) design style.
Record created on 2013-01-15, modified on 2016-08-09