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A Novel Error Rate Estimation Approach for UltraScale+ SRAM-based FPGAs

Sterpone, Luca; Azimi, Sarah; Bozzoli, Ludovica; Du, Boyang; Lange, Thomas; Glorieux, Maximilien; Alexandrescu, Dan; Polo, Cesar Boatella; Codinachs, David Merodio

SRAM-based FPGA devices manufactured in FinFET technologies provide performances and characteristics suitable for avionics and aerospace applications. The estimation of error rate sensitivity to harsh environments is a major concern for enabling their usage on such application fields. In this paper, we propose a new estimation approach able to consider the radiation effects on the configuration memory and logic layer of FPGAs, providing a comprehensive Application Error Rate probability estimation. Experimental results provide a comparison between radiation test campaigns, which demonstrates the feasibility of the proposed solution.

This work was supported as part of the RESCUE project that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 722325 and by the European Space Agency under contract No. 4000116569.
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