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Online Fault Detection for Networks-on-Chip Interconnect

Liu, Junxiu, Harkin, Jim, Li, Yuhua and Maguire, Liam (2014) Online Fault Detection for Networks-on-Chip Interconnect. In: NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2014), Leicester, UK. IEEE. 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

A key requirement for modern Networks-on-Chip (NoC) is the ability to detect and diagnose faults and failures. A novel approach is proposed which addresses the challenge of fault detection using an online mechanism. The approach minimises online intrusion by employing dynamic rates of testing to maximize NoC throughput while still ensuring sufficient testing. This is achieved using a novel Monitor Module based on the back-off algorithm. The paper presents results on the minimal impact on the intrusion of the NoC for a range of test conditions and also highlights the low area/power overheads for scalability.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Networks-on-Chip; Fault detection; Online testing; Low area/power overhead
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:29779
Deposited By: Dr Jim Harkin
Deposited On:11 Aug 2014 15:00
Last Modified:11 Aug 2014 15:00

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