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A New Distributed Self-repairing Strategy for Transient Fault Cell in Embryonics Circuit

  • Zhai Zhang
  • Yao Qiu
  • Xiaoliang Yuan
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 798)

Abstract

The embryonics circuit with cell array structure has the prominent characteristics of distributed self-controlling and self-repairing. Distributed self-repairing strategy is a key element in designing the embryonics circuit. However, all existing strategies of embryonics circuit mainly aim at the permanent faults, and lack of the transient faults. It would be a huge waste of hardware if a cell was permanently eliminated due to a local transient fault, and the waste will result in seriously low hardware utilization in those environments dominated by transient faults. In this paper, a new distributed self-repairing strategy named fault-cell reutilization self-repairing strategy (FCRSS) is proposed, where the cells with transient fault could be reused. Two mechanisms of elimination and reconfiguration are mixed together. Those transient fault-cells can be reconfigured to achieve fault-cell reutilization. Then, methods to design of all the modules are described in details. Lastly, circuit simulation and reliability analysis results prove that the FCRSS can increase hardware utilization rate and system reliability.

Keywords

Distributed self-repairing strategy Transient fault Fault-cell reutilization Reliability analysis 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This study was co-supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61202001 and 61402226) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of NUAA (No. NS2018026 and NS2012024).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingPeople’s Republic of China

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