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8_DigitalSystemDesign - From Transistors to Architectures...

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1 From Transistors to Architectures: How Processors are Designed and Built Professor Bevan M. Baas University of California, Davis EEC 1 November 15, 2010 Outline Introduction •Wh a t is inside a digital processor? • Building things – Transistors – Building simple things with them – Building bigger things •How chips are built • Building Processors •Qu e s t ion s about engineering, college, grad school, jobs, anything!
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2 3 Hewlett-Packard Computer Systems Division Cupertino, California Manufacturing Development Engineer Processor board Worked with designers, manufacturing, marketing, product engineers Developed and taught classes 4 My Background High-end “mini” computers Sold to banks, insurance companies, etc. for business and technical applications Series 3000/955 Series 9000/855 $385,000 base price up to 400 terminals
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3 5 My Background 950/850 Processor board 6 major chips HP’s most powerful processor when it was introduced Spiffee FFT Chip • 460,000 transistors • 5.985mm x 8.204mm • 0.7 μ m CMOS • Fully functional on its first fabrication Source: Bevan Baas
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4 7 Atheros Communications Started by one of my Ph.D. advisors Joined a 3-day weekend after getting my Ph.D. Second full-time employee after founders First 6 months we were located in the living room of an old house in Palo Alto Over 1000 employees today
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5 9 Atheros Wireless LAN Card PCI interface Digital chip Analog/RF chip 10 Areas of Research Processor architectures Programmable Special-purpose DSP algorithms Circuits VLSI design Gm n m n g ik kn N im N c k N i N (,) () [() ( ,) c o s () ]cos    0 1 0 1 21 2 2
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6 The Future: New Applications •V e ry limited power budgets •R equ i r e significant digital signal processing 12 Common Current DSP Applications Consumer audio, video Networking Telecommunications
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7 13 AsAP—An Asynchronous Array of simple Processors 36 processors Over 475 MHz each (second fastest designed in a university) In 90 nm technology with a 13mm x 13mm chip : over 1000 processors almost 1 GHz over 1 Tera-op/sec [ISSCC 06] 14 FFT Vit. Motion Est. Mem Mem Mem Intel 4004, 1971 2300 transistors AsAP2 167-Processor Chip 65 nm CMOS, 1.2 GHz (fastest processor designed in any university) 3 accelerators + 3 shared memories New on-chip networks Processors choose own supply voltage and clock freq. Apps: JPEG, Wi-Fi TX & RX, H.264 video encoder, ultrasound Tools: compiler, mapping, simulators Undergrad research opportunities AsAP2, 2007 2300 processors (19.8mm x 19.8mm)
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8 Test Setup • 304 ball BGA package •1 2 layer printed circuit daughter board – 360 components –5 0 Ω controlled impedance traces Test Setup •FPGA board bridges between linux box and AsAP2 daughter board •H igh speed analog pads •Au tom a t ed test environment
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9 VLSI Computation Lab Outline • Introduction What is inside a digital processor?
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