Many techniques have been proposed in the technical literature for repairing FPGAs when affected by permanent faults. Almost all of these works exploit the dynamic reconfiguration capabilities of an FPGA; a subset of the available resources is used as spares for replacing the faulty ones. Initially in this paper, a survey of these techniques is presented; subsequently, a framework is proposed for these techniques by which a fair comparison among them can be assessed and evaluated with respect to reliability. A reliability evaluation is provided for different repair strategies under the, assumption that the area overhead is constant. Moreover, considerations about time to repair and feasibility of these techniques are provided. The ultimate goal of the paper is therefore to present the state-of-the-art repair techniques as applicable to FPGA and to establish their performance for reliability.

Pontarelli, S., Ottavi, M., Vankamamidi, V., Salsano, A., Lombardi, F. (2006). Reliability evaluation of repairable/reconfigurable FPGAs. In 2006 21st IEEE International symposium on defect and fault tolerance in VLSI systems (pp.227-235). Los Alamitos : IEEE computer soc [10.1109/DFT.2006.55].

Reliability evaluation of repairable/reconfigurable FPGAs

PONTARELLI, SALVATORE;OTTAVI, MARCO;SALSANO, ADELIO;
2006-01-01

Abstract

Many techniques have been proposed in the technical literature for repairing FPGAs when affected by permanent faults. Almost all of these works exploit the dynamic reconfiguration capabilities of an FPGA; a subset of the available resources is used as spares for replacing the faulty ones. Initially in this paper, a survey of these techniques is presented; subsequently, a framework is proposed for these techniques by which a fair comparison among them can be assessed and evaluated with respect to reliability. A reliability evaluation is provided for different repair strategies under the, assumption that the area overhead is constant. Moreover, considerations about time to repair and feasibility of these techniques are provided. The ultimate goal of the paper is therefore to present the state-of-the-art repair techniques as applicable to FPGA and to establish their performance for reliability.
2006 21st IEEE International symposium on defect and fault tolerance in VLSI systems
Arlington, VA
2006
IEEE
Rilevanza internazionale
Settore ING-INF/01 - Elettronica
English
Fault detection; Reliability; Reconfiguration; Repair strategies; Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
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Pontarelli, S., Ottavi, M., Vankamamidi, V., Salsano, A., Lombardi, F. (2006). Reliability evaluation of repairable/reconfigurable FPGAs. In 2006 21st IEEE International symposium on defect and fault tolerance in VLSI systems (pp.227-235). Los Alamitos : IEEE computer soc [10.1109/DFT.2006.55].
Pontarelli, S; Ottavi, M; Vankamamidi, V; Salsano, A; Lombardi, F
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