Mahdi Fazeli

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The continuous decrease in CMOS technology feature size increases the susceptibility of such circuits to single event upsets (SEU) caused by the impact of particle strikes on system flip flops. This paper presents a novel SEU-tolerant latch where redundant feedback lines are used to mask the effects of SEUs. The power dissipation, area, reliability, and(More)
STT-RAM technology has recently emerged as one of the most promising memory technologies. However, its major problems, limited write endurance and high write energy, are still preventing it from being used as a drop-in replacement of SRAM cache. In this paper, we propose a novel coding scheme for STT-RAM last level cache based on the concept of value(More)
Single event upsets (SEUs) and single event transients (SETs) are major reliability concerns in deep submicron technologies. As technology feature size shrinks, digital circuits are becoming more susceptible to SEUs and SETs. A novel SEU/SET-tolerant latch called feedback redundant SEU/SET-tolerant latch (FERST) is presented, where redundant feedback lines(More)
In this Paper, a software-based control flow checking technique called SWTES (Softwarebased error detection Technique using Encoded Signatures) is presented and evaluated. This technique is processor independent and can be applied to any kind of processors and microcontrollers. To implement this technique, the program is partitioned to a set of blocks and(More)
This paper presents a behavior-based error detection technique called Control Flow Checking using Branch Trace Exceptions for PowerPC processors family (CFCBTE). This technique is based on the branch trace exception feature available in the PowerPC processors family for debugging purposes. This technique traces the target addresses of program branches at(More)
A large amount of energy in nodes of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is consumed due to the inner-network communications. In this paper, an energy efficient routing algorithm is proposed which saves a significant portion of inner-network communications energy. To do this, the proposed routing algorithm selects sensor nodes with higher residual energy, more(More)
This paper proposes a new technique called CFEDC to detect and correct control flow errors (CFEs) without program interruption. The proposed technique is based on the modification of application software and minor changes in the underlying hardware. To demonstrate the effectiveness of CFEDC, it has been implemented on an OpenRISC 1200 as a case study.(More)
In this paper, we present a very fast and accurate technique to estimate the soft error rate of digital circuits in the presence of Multiple Event Transients (METs). In the proposed technique, called Multiple Event Probability Propagation (MEPP), a four-value logic and probability set are used to accurately propagate the effects of multiple erroneous values(More)
This paper presents an energy-efficient communication protocol which distributes a uniform energy load to the sensors in a wireless microsensor network. This protocol, called Distance-Based Segmentation (DBS), is a cluster-based protocol that divides the entire network into equal- area segments and applies different clustering policies to each segment to(More)
ScratchPad Memory (SPM) is an important part of most modern embedded processors. The use of embedded processors in safety-critical applications implies including fault tolerance in the design of SPM. This paper proposes a method, called FTSPM, which integrates a multi-priority mapping algorithm with a hybrid SPM structure. The proposed structure divides SPM(More)