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MOdeling and DEsign of Reliable, process variation-aware Nanoelectronic devices, circuits and systems

Objective

The influence of process variations is becoming extremely critical for nanoCMOS technology nodes, due to geometric tolerances and manufacturing non-idealities (such as edge or surface roughness, or the fluctuation of the number of doping atoms). As a result, production yields and figures of merit of a circuit such as performance, power, and reliability have become extremely sensitive to uncontrollable statistical process variations. Although some kind of variability has always existed and been taken into account for designing integrated circuits, the largest impact of variability and the greater influence of random or spatial aspects are setting up a completely new challenge. On top of those difficulties, the deficiency of design techniques and EDA methodologies for tackling PVs makes that challenge even more critical.
The objective of the MODERN project is to develop new paradigms in integrated circuit design which will enable the manufacturing of reliable, low cost, low EMI, high-yield complex products using unreliable and variable devices.
Specifically, the main goals of the project are:
1. Advanced, yet accurate, models of process variations for nanometer devices, circuits and complex architectures.
2. Effective methods for evaluating the impact of process variations on manufacturability, design reliability and circuit performances.
- Reliability, noise, EMC/EMI.
- Timing, power and yield.
3. Design methods and tools to mitigate or tolerate the effects of process variations on those quantities applicable at the device, circuit and architectural levels.
4. Validation of the modeling and design methods and tools on a variety of silicon demonstrators.
The MODERN Consortium features strong competence and expertise in the field of advanced technologies, with a well-balanced participation between industry and research institutes.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/tribology/surface roughness

Call for proposal

JU-ENIAC-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-ENIAC - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (ENIAC)

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STMICROELECTRONICS SA
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NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV
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5656AG Eindhoven
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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
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€ 113 560
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Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
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THALES
France
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€ 213 816
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Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
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Tiempo
France
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€ 162 695
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Rue Blaise Pascal 110
38330 Montbonnot Saint Martin
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UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA
Italy
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€ 56 780
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Via Pietro Bucci 7/11/B
87036 Arcavacata Di Rende
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Greece
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15125 Maroussi
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CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA NANOELETTRONICA
Italy
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€ 113 560
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Via Toffano 2
40125 Bologna
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AMS AG
Austria
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€ 151 401
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Tobelbaderstrasse 30
8141 Unterpremstaetten
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INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
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UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
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82008 Unterhaching
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POLITECNICO DI TORINO
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Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
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CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
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2000 Neuchatel
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
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Via C.olivetti 2
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UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
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IMEP-LAHC Laboratory
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€ 54 720
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Department Of Electronics And Electrical Engineeringoakfield Avenue 1
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
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8010 Graz
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Numonyx Italy Srl
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
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1040 Wien
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Elastic Clocks S.L.
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€ 39 746
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00185 Roma
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
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TEKLATECH A/S
Denmark
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SYNOPSYS SWITZERLAND LLC
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€ 82 665
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