A 144-configuration context MEMS optically reconfigurable gate array

Yuichiro Yamaji, Minoru Watanabe

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Abstract

Demand for space uses of FPGAs is increasing to support hardware repair and hardware update functions in addition to software repair and update functions in spacecraft, satellites, space stations, and other applications. However, under a space radiation environment, the incidence of high-energy charged particles causes single or multi-event latch-up (S/MEL)-associated troubles and single or multi-event upset (S/MEU)-associated temporary failures. Although an FPGA, because of its programmability, presents the advantageous capabilities of recovering from and updating after S/MEL-associated troubles, the FPGA can not guard itself completely from S/MEU-associated temporary failures that might arise on its configuration SRAM. This paper therefore presents a proposal for a 144-configuration context MEMS optically reconfigurable gate array that can support a remotely updatable hardware function, can quickly repair S/MEL-associated permanent failures, and can perfectly guard itself from S/MEU-associated temporary failures that can occur in a space radiation environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International SOC Conference, SOCC 2011
Pages237-241
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event24th IEEE International System on Chip Conference, SOCC 2011 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Sep 26 2011Sep 28 2011

Publication series

NameInternational System on Chip Conference
ISSN (Print)2164-1676
ISSN (Electronic)2164-1706

Conference

Conference24th IEEE International System on Chip Conference, SOCC 2011
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period9/26/119/28/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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