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Tutorial 3: Practical Applications of Dependable System in Real Industry

  • Nobuyasu Kanekawa, Hitachi, Japan
  • Hidefumi (Eishi) Ibe, Hitachi, Japan

This session covers practical applications of dependable system inreal industry, such as space, train control and automotive controlsystems and their technical background; compatibility and trade-offbetween availability and coverage.

  1. Introduction 
    • Dependability System Technology 
    • Hitachi's Approach      
      • Autonomous Decentralized Systems      
      • Space Application      
      • High Availability System      
  2. Dependable System Technology 
    • Availability vs. Coverage 
    • Stepwise Negotiating Voting: Trade-off between Availability and Coverage 
    • Self-Checking Processor: Coverage Improvement      
      • Self-Checking Comparator      
      • Optimal Time Diversity / Clock Diversity      
    • On Chip Redundancy 
    • Current Application Field: X-by-Wire 
  3. Terrestrial Neutron-Induced Failures in Semiconductor Devices and Relevant Systems 
    • Overview on the map of semiconductor devices 
    • Basic knowledge on terrestrial neutron-induced soft-error in MOSFET devices 
    • Experimental techniques to quantify soft-error rate (SER) and their standardization 
    • Simulation techniques for neutron-induced soft-error 
    • Evolution of multi-node upset problem 
    • Prediction for scaling effects down to 22nm technology in SRAM 
    • Soft-error in logic devices 
    • Hierarchical countermeasures in devices/components/systems  
  4. Wrap-up