Special Session: How Approximate Computing impacts Verification, Test and Reliability
digital circuit, approximate computing, verification, test, reliability
A new design paradigm -- approximate computing -- was established to investigate how computer systems can be made better -- more energy efficient, faster, and less complex -- by relaxing the requirement that they are exactly correct. The purpose of this special session is to introduce and discuss how approximate computing can and how impact the verification, the test and the reliability of digital circuits. The presentations of the special session will propose two views: (i): how the approximate computing paradigm impacts the design and manufacturing flow of integrated circuits; (ii): how the verification, testing and reliability disciplines can be exploited in the approximate computing paradigms.