Publication detail

Gracefully Degrading Circuit Controllers Based on Polytronics

RŮŽIČKA, R.

Original Title

Gracefully Degrading Circuit Controllers Based on Polytronics

English Title

Gracefully Degrading Circuit Controllers Based on Polytronics

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

This paper proposes utilisation of polymorphic electronics to design digital circuit controllers that gracefully degrades when some inconvenient situation arise, e.g. when battery goes low or a chip temperature cross some safe level. In proposed approach, the next state logic of the controller is designed using polymorphic gates. Polymorphic gates exhibit two or more logic functions in according to a specific condition (e.g. Vdd level or special signals). This allows to make a smart reconfiguration of the circuit. An algorithm for designing gracefully degrading circuit controllers using polymorphic gates is proposed in the paper. Purpose of the algorithm is demonstrated on an example of a controller. This controller was physically realised and its functionality (especially in transient state) was verified.

English abstract

This paper proposes utilisation of polymorphic electronics to design digital circuit controllers that gracefully degrades when some inconvenient situation arise, e.g. when battery goes low or a chip temperature cross some safe level. In proposed approach, the next state logic of the controller is designed using polymorphic gates. Polymorphic gates exhibit two or more logic functions in according to a specific condition (e.g. Vdd level or special signals). This allows to make a smart reconfiguration of the circuit. An algorithm for designing gracefully degrading circuit controllers using polymorphic gates is proposed in the paper. Purpose of the algorithm is demonstrated on an example of a controller. This controller was physically realised and its functionality (especially in transient state) was verified.

Keywords

polymorphic electronics, polymorphic gates, digital circuit controllers, dependability

RIV year

2010

Released

31.08.2010

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

Location

Los Alamitos

ISBN

978-0-7695-4171-6

Book

Proc. of 13th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design

Edition

NEUVEDEN

Edition number

NEUVEDEN

Pages from

809

Pages to

812

Pages count

4

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT34835,
  author="Richard {Růžička}",
  title="Gracefully Degrading Circuit Controllers Based on Polytronics",
  annote="This paper proposes utilisation of polymorphic electronics to design digital
circuit controllers that gracefully degrades when some inconvenient situation
arise, e.g. when battery goes low or a chip temperature cross some safe level. In
proposed approach, the next state logic of the controller is designed using
polymorphic gates. Polymorphic gates exhibit two or more logic functions in
according to a specific condition (e.g. Vdd level or special signals). This
allows to make a smart reconfiguration of the circuit. An algorithm for designing
gracefully degrading circuit controllers using polymorphic gates is proposed in
the paper. Purpose of the algorithm is demonstrated on an example of
a controller. This controller was physically realised and its functionality
(especially in transient state) was verified.",
  address="IEEE Computer Society",
  booktitle="Proc. of 13th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design",
  chapter="34835",
  edition="NEUVEDEN",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="IEEE Computer Society",
  year="2010",
  month="august",
  pages="809--812",
  publisher="IEEE Computer Society",
  type="conference paper"
}