Glitch Control with Dynamic Receiver Threshold Adjustment

Michael Skoufis,  Haibo Wang,  Themistoklis Haniotakis,  Spyros Tragoudas
Southern Illinois University


A novel method to treat crosstalk induced glitches on local interconnects is presented. Design irregularities and manufacturing defects in system-on-chip interconnects may result in spurious electrical events that impact the reliability of the interconnect infrastructure. Conventional repeater insertion methods prove to be space and power demanding. The proposed method acts by dynamically adjusting the threshold voltage of the receiving gate without breaking the line in multiple segments. A comparative study is presented that supports the applicability of the approach.