On-Line Dependability Enhancement of Multiprocessor SoCs by Resource Management

T.D. ter Braak, S.T. Burgess, H. Hurskainen, Hans G. Kerkhoff, B. Vermeulen, X. Zhang

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    This paper describes a new approach towards dependable design of homogeneous multi-processor SoCs in an example satellite-navigation application. First, the NoC dependability is functionally verified via embedded software. Then the Xentium processor tiles are periodically verified via on-line self-testing techniques, by using a new IIP Dependability Manager. Based on the Dependability Manager results, faulty tiles are electronically excluded and replaced by fault-free spare tiles via on-line resource management. This integrated approach enables fast electronic fault detection/diagnosis and repair, and hence a high system availability. The dependability application runs in parallel with the actual application, resulting in a very dependable system. All parts have been verified by simulation.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on System-on-Chip
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8276-4
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2010
    Event2010 International Symposium on System-on-Chip, Tampere, Finland: Proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on System-on-Chip - Piscataway
    Duration: 29 Sept 2010 → …

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    PublisherIEEE Circuits & Systems Society


    Conference2010 International Symposium on System-on-Chip, Tampere, Finland
    Period29/09/10 → …


    • IR-73833
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/215881
    • EWI-18587
    • METIS-275671

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