Published in Skoufis, M.N., Wang, H., Haniotakis, T., & Tragoudas, S. (2007). Glitch control with dynamic receiver threshold adjustment. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'07), 410-415. doi: 10.1109/ISQED.2007.86 ©2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.


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.