Graduate Exam Abstract

Michael Steigerwald

M.S. Final
April 6, 2007, 1:45
C1 Engineering
Soft Error Analysis in Deep Submicron Technologies

Abstract: With the increase of scaling, the problem of soft errors in control logic has become a great concern for logic designers. In this paper we will show a new method that will provide the accuracy that we feel is necessary to report the FIT for each node and also limit amount of run-time. This method will use a pre-characterization of gates to limit the run-time while not hurting the accuracy.

Adviser: Tom Chen
Non-ECE Member: Yashwant K. Malaiya, Computer Science
Member 3: Bill Eads, ECE
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