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Data Types and Operations Modifications: a Practical Approach to Fault Tolerance in HLS

LOJDA Jakub, PODIVÍNSKÝ Jakub, KOTÁSEK Zdeněk and KRČMA Martin. Data Types and Operations Modifications: a Practical Approach to Fault Tolerance in HLS. In: Proceedings of IEEE East-West Design & Test Symposium. Novi Sad: IEEE Computer Society, 2017, pp. 273-278. ISBN 978-1-5386-3298-7.
Czech title
Modifikace datových typů a operací: praktický přístup k odolnosti proti poruchám v HLS
conference paper
Lojda Jakub, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Podivínský Jakub, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Kotásek Zdeněk, doc. Ing., CSc. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Krčma Martin, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
High Level Synthesis, Data-Path, CatapultC, Fault Tolerance, Fault-Tolerant, Robot Controller, C++
Some types of electronic systems are working in the environment with an increased occurrence of faults such as space, aerospace or medical systems. Faults in these systems can lead to the failure of the whole system and can cause high economical losses or endanger human health. Fault tolerance is one of the techniques, the goal of which is to avoid such situations. This paper presents an approach to fault-tolerant data-paths design that is based on the modification of High-level Synthesis (HLS) input specification. The description and evaluation of the impacts of some HLS optimization methods are demonstrated in the paper as well. Higher reliability is achieved through the modification of input description in the C++ programming language, which the HLS synthesis tools are based on. Our work targets SRAM-based FPGAs that are prone to Single Event Upsets (SEUs). For the evaluation of the proposed method we use our evaluation platform, which allows us to analyze fault tolerance properties of the Design Under Test (DUT). The evaluation platform is based on functional verification in combination with fault injection.
Proceedings of IEEE East-West Design & Test Symposium
15th IEEE EAST-WEST DESIGN & TEST SYMPOSIUM, Dr Zorana Đinđića 1, 21101, Novi Sad, RS
IEEE Computer Society
Novi Sad, RS
   author = "Jakub Lojda and Jakub Podiv\'{i}nsk\'{y} and Zden\v{e}k Kot\'{a}sek and Martin Kr\v{c}ma",
   title = "Data Types and Operations Modifications: a Practical Approach to Fault Tolerance in HLS",
   pages = "273--278",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of IEEE East-West Design \& Test Symposium",
   year = 2017,
   location = "Novi Sad, RS",
   publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
   ISBN = "978-1-5386-3298-7",
   language = "english",
   url = ""
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