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Diagnosis, Error Modelling and Correction for Reliable Systems Design

Project description

Design of semiconductor components and electronic based miniaturised systems DIAMOND develops methodology and integrated environment for diagnosis and correction of errors regarding the design and implementation of digital ICs.

The aim of DIAMOND project is improving the productivity and reliability of semiconductor and electronic system design in Europe by providing a systematic methodology and an integrated environment for the diagnosis and correction of errors. Increasing design costs are the main challenge facing the semiconductor community. Assuring the correctness of the design contributes to the major part of the problem. However, while diagnosis and correction of errors are more time-consuming compared to error detection, they have received far less attention, both in terms of research works and industrial tools introduced. Another, orthogonal threat to the development is the rapidly growing rate of soft-errors in the emerging nanometer technologies. According to roadmaps, soft-errors in sequential logic are becoming a more severe issue than in memories. However, the design community is not ready for this challenge because existing soft-error escape identification methods for sequential logic are inadequate. The DIAMOND project aims at developing a unified, holistic diagnostic model for design and soft errors as well as automated localisation and correction techniques based on the unified model, both pre-silicon and post-silicon. In addition work will be directed to the implementation of a reasoning framework for localisation and correction, encompassing word-level techniques, formal, semi-formal, and dynamic techniques and to the integration of automated correction with the diagnosis methods. DIAMOND reaches beyond the state-of-the-art by proposing an integrated approach to localisation and correction of specification, implementation, and soft errors. In addition, it considers faults on all abstraction levels, from specification through implementation down to the silicon layout. Handling this full chain of levels allows DIAMOND take advantage of hierarchical diagnosis and correction capabilities incorporating a wide range of error sources.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Estonia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 431 560
Administrative Contact
Liina Kotkas (Ms.)

Participants (7)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 585 980
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Melanie Blauensteiner
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 549 083
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carsten Meier (Mr.)
OÜ TESTONICA LAB
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 162 654
Address
Akadeemia Tee 15A
12618 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Artur Jutman (Dr.)
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 331 118
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Efrat Shalom-Hillman (Ms.)
ERICSSON AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 89 340
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Carlsson (Mr.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 400 800
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erik Larsson (Dr.)
TRANSEDA SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 342 465
Address
Swallowfield House, Bath Road, Froxfield
SN8 3LD Marlborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Scholefield (Mr.)