Hardware Dependability in the Presence of Soft Errors

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Hardware Dependability in the Presence of Soft Errors
Using formal verification for designing hardware designs free from logic design bugs has been an active area of research since the last 15 years. Technology has matured and we have a choice of formal tools such as model checkers, equivalence checkers, and a range of theorem provers. Hardware reliability and fault tolerance has been studied for a long time as well, and some good solutions in the form of redundancy are available for making hardware resilient against faults. However, understanding the impact of a particular kind of fault known as a single-event-upset (SEU) or a transient fault especially in the context of low-power design is not well understood, and therefore achieving adequate tolerance for low-power processors against SEUs is still very much an open problem. A significant bottleneck in this has been the traditional fault injection methodology whereby the impact of a fault is analysed whilst a processor is running a specific binary program image. Thus the true impact of...
Ashish Darbari, Bashir M. Al-Hashimi
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Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where BCS
Authors Ashish Darbari, Bashir M. Al-Hashimi
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