Building Highly Reliable FPGA Designs for Applications Needing Functional Safety
The need for high-reliability and high-availability electronic systems is mainstream in many applications beyond traditional military and aerospace applications. Applications like automotive driver assistance, network communications and industrial automation that require high reliability and functional safety are built around error detection, mitigation and high quality of service. This can pose a challenge to FPGA designers since even electronic equipment operating at sea level can experience radiation-induced “glitches”, and special design techniques are required to detect faults and return the design to safe and correct operation. In this webinar you will learn how to automatically “build in” high reliability using Synopsys Synplify Premier FPGA design tools.
Attendees will learn:
- What elements in an FPGA suffer the most from radiation effects, and why
- How and where to use redundancy
- Techniques available to ensure safe operation of RAMs, Finite State Machines (FSMs), sequential logic, I/O and design logic along with the considerations and trade-offs of each
- Creation of error monitoring circuitry
Who should attend?
All engineers/managers involved in military, aerospace, automotive, industrial FPGA designs or other high reliability designs.
Sharath Duraiswami brings over 9 years of experience in the field of FPGA implementation to his role as Senior Corporate Applications Engineer for Synopsys, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for some of the key features like high reliability offered as part of the Synopsys FPGA tools.Prior to joining Synopsys, Mr. Sharath worked as a Project Leader in charge of SoC prototyping using emulation platforms like ZeBu/Palladium, ASIC design and verification, FPGA design and board validation at Wipro Technologies.Mr. Sharath holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bharathiar University India, and a Master’s degree in Microelectronics Engineering from Victoria University Australia
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