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Gracefully Degrading Circuit Controllers Based on Polytronics

RŮŽIČKA Richard. Gracefully Degrading Circuit Controllers Based on Polytronics. In: Proc. of 13th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society, 2010, pp. 809-812. ISBN 978-0-7695-4171-6.
Czech title
Elegantně degradující obvodové řadiče založené na polymorfní elektronice
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Keywords
polymorphic electronics, polymorphic gates, digital circuit controllers, dependability
Abstract
This paper proposes utilisation of polymorphic electronics to design digital circuit controllers that gracefully degrades when some inconvenient situation arise, e.g. when battery goes low or a chip temperature cross some safe level. In proposed approach, the next state logic of the controller is designed using polymorphic gates. Polymorphic gates exhibit two or more logic functions in according to a specific condition (e.g. Vdd level or special signals). This allows to make a smart reconfiguration of the circuit. An algorithm for designing gracefully degrading circuit controllers using polymorphic gates is proposed in the paper. Purpose of the algorithm is demonstrated on an example of a controller. This controller was physically realised and its functionality (especially in transient state) was verified.
Published
2010
Pages
809-812
Proceedings
Proc. of 13th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design
Conference
13th EUROMICRO Conference on Digital System Design, DSD'2010, Lille, FR
ISBN
978-0-7695-4171-6
Publisher
IEEE Computer Society
Place
Los Alamitos, US
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB9301,
   author = "Richard R\r{u}\v{z}i\v{c}ka",
   title = "Gracefully Degrading Circuit Controllers Based on Polytronics",
   pages = "809--812",
   booktitle = "Proc. of 13th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design",
   year = 2010,
   location = "Los Alamitos, US",
   publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
   ISBN = "978-0-7695-4171-6",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/9301"
}
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