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Woods, R and Lightbody, G (2009) Robustness in Digital Hardware. In: Robust Intelligent Systems. Springer, pp. 3-21. ISBN 978-1-84800-260-9 (Print) 978-1-84800-261-6 (Online) [Book section]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-261-6_1

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-84800-261-6_1


The growth in electronics has probably been the equivalent of the Industrial Revolution in the past century in terms of how much it has transformed our daily lives. There is a great dependency on technology whether it is in the devices that control travel (e.g., in aircraft or cars), our entertainment and communication systems, or our interaction with money, which has been empowered by the onset of Internet shopping and banking. Despite this reliance, there is still a danger that at some stage devices will fail within the equipment’s lifetime. The purpose of this chapter is to look at the factors causing failure and address possible measures to improve robustness in digital hardware technology and specifically chip technology, giving a long-term forecast that will not reassure the reader!

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Digital hardware, VLSI, Robust design
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
ID Code:12265
Deposited By:Dr Gaye Lightbody
Deposited On:17 Apr 2012 09:43
Last Modified:17 Apr 2012 09:43

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