Rapid transient fault insertion in large digital systems

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Rohani, Alireza and Kerkhoff, Hans G. (2012) Rapid transient fault insertion in large digital systems. Microprocessors and microsystems, 37 (2). pp. 147-154. ISSN 0141-9331

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Abstract:This paper presents a technique for rapidtransientfault injection, regarding the CPU time, to perform simulation-based fault-injection in complex System-on-Chip Systems (SoCs). The proposed approach can be applied to complex circuits, as it is not required to modify the top-level modules of a design; moreover, it is capable to inject a wide range of fault models in a design and finally a competitive reduction in terms of CPU time will be achieved. The root of our method is based on the usage of simulator-commands along with partial code modification techniques. To prove the efficiency of the proposed method, it has been implemented on two case studies, a pre-synthesized netlist of an AVR microcontroller from ATMEL and a post placed-and-routed Verilog netlist of a high performance reconfigurable processor in 90-nm UMC technology, Xentium processor from Recore Systems. Experimental results show that our technique is able to reduce the CPU time by a factor ranging from 27% to 67% compared with typical simulation-based fault-injection approaches and by a factor of 10% compared with rapid simulation-based techniques.
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Copyright:© 2012 Elsevier
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/82118
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micpro.2012.09.003
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