Variation-tolerant Circuits: Markov Random Field Technology

Discussion created by UofATecCom on Mar 18, 2008
What is needed to make MRF circuits work?


I'm a student at the University of Alberta, and in one of my courses I'm working on a project evaluating an invention by researchers at the U of A.

They succeeded in significantly decreasing the amount of transistors needed in a complex Markov Random Field circuit (Ultra Low-Power, Noise Tolerant Circuit Design and Methodology).

Does anybody know if that is actually a valuable improvement? And is AMD actually considering using MRF circuits to overcome variation-related problems in circuits?