The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Title: Nonvolatile Memory Friendly FPGA Synthesis
Date: December 14, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Room 1009, 10/F, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Prof. Chengmo Yang
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Delaware



Non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies have been known for their advantages of large capacity, low energy consumption, high error-resistance, and near-zero power-on delay. It is expected that they will replace traditional SRAM as FPGA reconfigurable blocks. While NVMs promise FPGAs with more reconfigurable resources, lower power consumption, and higher resilience to power interruptions, they also impose two new design challenges: the slow write performance of NVMs may degrade FPGA reconfiguration speed, while their limited write endurance constrains FPGA programming cycles. None of these NVM features are taken into consideration in current FPGA synthesis tools, which have been optimized solely for SRAM-based FPGAs. To tackle this limitation, this talk presents a set approaches to tune the logic synthesis, placement and routing stages on FPGA synthesis flow to be NVM-friendly.



CHENGMO YANG received the B.S. degree from Peking University, Beijing, China, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA. She is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware. Her research interests lie in the broad areas of computer architecture, embedded systems, and design automation, with a particular focus on improving reliability, security, non-volatility, and energy-efficiency of next generation computer systems. Dr. Yang received her NSF Career Award in 2013. She has published more than 50 technical papers at first-tier conferences and journals. She has 4 best paper awards and nominations. She serves/served as the program committee member of many conferences such as CODES-ISSS, DATE, HOST, ICCD, and LCTES.


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