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Ph.D. Dissertation Defense - Jingchi Yang

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Friday, November 1, 2019

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Room 2100, Klaus

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TitleDesign Methods For Self-Repairing Digital Logic


Dr. David Keezer, ECE, Chair , Advisor

Dr. Abhijit Chatterjee, ECE

Dr. Linda Milor, ECE

Dr. Vijay Madisetti, ECE

Dr. Sundaresan Jayaraman, MSE


The objective of this research is to establish a systematic approach for the design of self-testable, self-correcting, self-repairing and self-healing digital systems. This self-test/self-repair methodology is accomplished autonomously, in a distributed fashion, so that it can scale as the size of the system grows. Modular redundancy and re-programmability are exploited to accomplish generic self-test and to enable self-repair in general, and self-healing in FPGAs. Error rates are measured throughout the design to distinguish between transient errors and permanent or semi-permanent logic faults. Original logic design is automatically transformed to this self-healing architecture via customizable software. Logic reconfiguration occurs automatically, replacing failing logic modules so that the system continues to operate error-free while partial dynamic reconfiguration is used to heal failing logic.

Last revised October 28, 2019