Understanding what those 250 million transistors are doing

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ARM has continuously developed test silicon for its IP to confirm its operation and characteristic. However today's challenges are so much greater, with ARM's latest testchip "Elba" consisting of over 250M transistors there are so many different aspects that need to be understood. In this summary, we'll look at Elba along with some of the design goals and special structures and techniques employed to be able to continue to characterize and understand the operation of today's more complex IP.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationhost publication
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event11th International Forum on Embedded MPSoC and Multicore - Beaune, France
Event duration: 4 Jul 20118 Jul 2011


Conference11th International Forum on Embedded MPSoC and Multicore
CityBeaune, France
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