Hardware compilation, configurable platforms and ASICs for self-validating sensors
We describe the use of hardware compilation techniques to provide a flexible interfacing and computing platform for building self-validating (SEVA) sensors. SEVA technology has been developed at Oxford as a generic method of supplying a real-time guarantee on the quality of a physical measurement as well as the measurement itself. We describe the reconfigurable hardware platforms that have been constructed to support this work and the development tools and techniques used to generate new sensor implementations quickly and reliably. We further describe the compilation of SEVA systems into RISC-based ASIC technology for mass market applications.
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