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Reconfigurable Field Programmable Gate Arrays: Failure Modes and Analysis

  • Niccolò BattezzatiEmail author
  • Luca Sterpone
  • Massimo Violante
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Abstract

Nowadays, electronic devices are used in a huge number of applications, from entertainment market to military equipment, from personal computing to large-scale business frameworks, from mobile phones to satellites and space probes. Each application has its own requirements and constraints, each of which weight in a different fashion depending on the specifications of the mission to be fulfilled. One particular kind of applications is the one called mission critical. Mission-critical applications are usually characterized by the involvement of a huge amount of money that could be suddenly lost if something goes wrong. This is the case of satellites, for example, that cannot be repaired nor returned for maintenance if some part stops working. This is also the case of bank applications where an error during a transaction could cause the loss or stealing of huge sums of money.

Keywords

Field Programmable Gate Array Linear Energy Transfer Fault Injection Logic Block Memory Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niccolò Battezzati
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luca Sterpone
    • 2
  • Massimo Violante
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipto. Automatica e InformaticaPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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