Bringing up a chip on the cheap

Megan Wachs, Ofer Shacham, Zain Asgar, Amin Firoozshahian, Stephen Richardson, Mark Horowitz
2012 IEEE Design & Test of Computers  
Editor's notes: Booting and debugging the functionality of silicon samples are known to be challenging and time-consuming tasks, even more so in cost-constrained environments. The authors describe their creative solutions used to bring up Stanford Smart Memories (SSM), a 55-million transistor research chip. VNicola Nicolici, McMaster University
doi:10.1109/mdt.2011.2179849 fatcat:4mewkquxvvbkbdvejgskutyujy