Speaker: Chengmo Yang, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, University of Delawa, USA
Date: Dec. 21, 2017
Time: 10.00 a.m.—11.00 a. m.
Location: Room 332, N3 Building, Qingdao Campus
Sponsor: School of Computer Science and Technology, SDU
Non-volatilememory (NVM) technologies have been known for their advantages of largecapacity, 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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Edited by: Zhang Kaige and Song Yijun