Reconfigurable Field Programmable Gate Arrays for Mission-Critical Applications

  • Niccolò Battezzati
  • Luca Sterpone
  • Massimo Violante

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Niccolò Battezzati, Luca Sterpone, Massimo Violante
    Pages 1-4
  3. Basic Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Niccolò Battezzati, Luca Sterpone, Massimo Violante
      Pages 7-35
    3. Niccolò Battezzati, Luca Sterpone, Massimo Violante
      Pages 37-83
    4. Niccolò Battezzati, Luca Sterpone, Massimo Violante
      Pages 85-175
  4. Practical Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Niccolò Battezzati, Luca Sterpone, Massimo Violante
      Pages 179-186
    3. Niccolò Battezzati, Luca Sterpone, Massimo Violante
      Pages 187-204
    4. Niccolò Battezzati, Luca Sterpone, Massimo Violante
      Pages 205-212
    5. Niccolò Battezzati, Luca Sterpone, Massimo Violante
      Pages 213-215
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-220

About this book

Introduction

Reconfigurable Field Programmable Gate Arrays for Mission-Critical Applications by: Niccolo΄ Battezzati Luca Sterpone Massimo Violante This book describes the challenges faced by designers when implementing a mission- or safety-critical application using re-configurable FPGAs and it details various techniques to overcome these challenges. In addition to an overview of the key concepts of re-configurable FPGAs, it provides a theoretical description of the failure modes that can cause incorrect operation of re-configurable FPGA-based electronic systems. It also outlines analysis techniques that can be used to forecast such failures and covers the theory behind solutions to mitigate fault effects. This book also reviews current technologies available for building re-configurable FPGAs, specifically SRAM-based technology and Flash-based technology. For each technology introduced, theoretical concepts presented are applied to real cases. Design techniques and tools are presented to develop critical applications using commercial, off-the-shelf devices, such as Xilinx Virtex FPGAs, and Actel ProASIC FPGAs. Alternative techniques based on radiation hardened FPGAs, such as Xilinx SIRF and Atmel ATF280 are also presented. This book is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in understanding the technologies of re-configurable FPGAs, as well as designers developing critical applications based on these technologies. •Describes challenges faced when implementing a mission- or safety-critical application using re-configurable FPGAs and offers techniques to overcome these challenges; •Provides an overview of the key concepts of re-configurable FPGAs, as well as a theoretical description of their failure modes; •Presents analysis techniques that can be used to forecast failures and covers the theory behind solutions to mitigate fault effects; •Reviews current technologies available for building re-configurable FPGAs and applies theoretical concepts to real cases.

Keywords

Actel Atmel CMOS Integrated Circuits FPGA Fault Tolerant Computing Fault Tolerant FPGAs Field Programmable Gate Array Flash based FPGAs Mission Critical Embedded Systems Radiation hardened FPGAs Re-configurable computing SRAM based FPGAs Safety Critical Embedded Systems Xilinx

Authors and affiliations

  • Niccolò Battezzati
    • 1
  • Luca Sterpone
    • 2
  • Massimo Violante
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipto. Automatica e InformaticaPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  3. 3.Dipto. Automatica e InformaticaPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7595-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7594-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7595-9
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