Fault injection and fault handling: an MPSoC demonstrator using IEEE P1687

Kim Petersen, Dimitar Nikolov, Urban Ingelsson, Gunnar Carlsson, Farrokh Ghani Zadegan, Erik Larsson

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As fault handling in multi-processor system-on-chips (MPSoCs) is a major challenge, we have developed an MPSoC demonstrator that enables experimentation on fault injection and fault handling. Our MPSoC demonstrator consists of (1) an MPSoC model with a set of components (devices) each equipped with fault detection features, so called instruments, (2) an Instrument Access Infrastructure (IAI) based on IEEE P1687 that connects the instruments, (3) a Fault Indication and Propagation Infrastructure (FIPI) that propagates fault indications to system-level, (4) a Resource Manager (RM) to schedule jobs based on fault statuses, (5) an Instrument Manager (IM) connecting the IAI and the RM, and (6) a Fault Injection Manager (FIM) that inserts faults. The main goal of the demonstrator is to enable experimentation on different fault handling solutions. The novelty in this particular demonstrator is that it uses the existing test features, i.e. IEEE P1687 infrastructure, to assist fault handling. The demonstrator is implemented and a case study is performed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 20th International On-Line Testing Symposium (IOLTS)
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-5324-0
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event20th IEEE International On-Line Testing Symposium - Platja d'Aro, Catalunya, Spain
Duration: 2014 Jul 7 → …


Conference20th IEEE International On-Line Testing Symposium
CityPlatja d'Aro, Catalunya
Period2014/07/07 → …

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Free keywords

  • IEEE P1687
  • testing
  • fault management


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