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    HAFTA: Highly available fault-tolerant architecture to protect SRAM-based reconfigurable devices against multiple bit upsets

    , Article IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability ; Volume 13, Issue 1 , November , 2013 , Pages 203-212 ; 15304388 (ISSN) Ghaderi, Z ; Miremadi, S. G ; Asadi, H ; Fazeli, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Despite widespread use of SRAM-based reconfigurable devices (SRDs) in mainstream applications, their usage has been very limited in enterprise and safety-critical applications due to SRAM susceptibility to soft errors. Previous mitigation techniques to protect SRDs impose significant area and power overheads. Additionally, they suffer from susceptibility of configuration bits to multiple bit upsets (MBUs). In this paper, we present a highly available fault-tolerant architecture to protect SRD-based designs against MBUs in both configuration and user bits. In the proposed architecture, the entire design is duplicated with respect to the relative locations of logic blocks within the SRD and... 

    Open-circuit switch fault tolerant wind energy conversion system based on six/five-leg reconfigurable converter

    , Article Electric Power Systems Research ; Volume 137 , 2016 , Pages 104-112 ; 03787796 (ISSN) Shahbazi, M ; Saadate, S ; Poure, P ; Zolghadri, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2016
    In this paper, an FPGA-controlled fault tolerant back-to-back converter for DFIG-based wind energy conversion application is studied. Before an open-circuit failure in one of the semiconductors, the fault tolerant converter operates as a conventional back-to-back six-leg one. After the fault occurrence in one of the switches, the converter will continue its operation with the remaining five healthy legs. Design, implementation, simulation and experimental verification of a reconfigurable control strategy for the fault tolerant six/five leg converter used in wind energy conversion are discussed. The proposed reconfigurable control strategy allows the uninterrupted operation of the converter...