Evaluating the repair of system-on-chip (SoC) using connectivity

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IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, ISSN: 0018-9456, Vol: 53, Issue: 6, Page: 1464-1472

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/ele_comeng_facwork/1032
DOI:
10.1109/tim.2004.834603
Author(s):
Choi, Minsu; Park, Nohpill; Piuri, Vincenzo; Lombardi, Fabrizio
Publisher(s):
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Tags:
Physics and Astronomy; Engineering; 65; C-MAX; C-MIN; Configurability; I-MAX; I-MIN; Reconfigurable System-on-Chip (RSoC); RSoC Instrumentation; RSoC Repair Scheduling; Connectivity; Integrated Circuit Reliability; Interconnect Structure; Minimum Number of Interconnections First; Minimum Number of Neighboring Cores First; Reconfigurable Architectures; Reliability; Repair; Repairability; Scheduling; System-On-Chip; 65; C-MAX; C-MIN; Configurability; I-MAX; I-MIN; Reconfigurable System-on-Chip (RSoC); RSoC Instrumentation; RSoC Repair Scheduling; Connectivity; Integrated Circuit Reliability; Interconnect Structure; Minimum Number of Interconnections First; Minimum Number of Neighboring Cores First; Reconfigurable Architectures; Reliability; Repair; Repairability; Scheduling; System-On-Chip; Electrical and Computer Engineering
article description
This paper presents a new model for analyzing the repairability of reconfigurable system-on-chip (RSoC) instrumentation with the repair process. It exploits the connectivity of the interconnected cores in which unreliability factors due to both neighboring cores and the interconnect structure are taken into account. Based on the connectivity, two RSoC repair scheduling strategies, Minimum Number of Interconnections First (I-MIN) and Minimum Number of Neighboring Cores First (C-MIN), are proposed. Two other scheduling strategies, Maximum Number of Interconnections First (I-MAX) and Maximum Number of Neighboring cores First (C-MAX), are also introduced and analyzed to further explore the impact of connectivity-based repair scheduling on the overall repairability of RSoCs. Extensive parametric simulations demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed RSoC repair scheduling strategies; thereby manufacturing ultimately reliable RSoC instrumentation can be achieved. © 2004 IEEE.