Reliability-centric hardware/software co-design

Tosun S., Mansouni N., ARVAS E., KANDEMIR M., XIE Y., HUNG W.

6th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, San-Jose, Costa Rica, 21 - 23 March 2005, pp.375-380 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/isqed.2005.104
  • City: San-Jose
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-380
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This paper proposes a reliability-centric hardware/software co-design framework. This framework operates with a component library that provides multiple alternates for a given task, each of which is potentially different from the others in terms of reliability, performance, and area metrics. The paper also presents an experimental evaluation of the proposed co-design framework using several example designs and a comparison to a conventional co-design method that does not consider reliability. Our experimental evaluation demonstrates that the proposed framework can be used to study the tradeoffs between area, performance, and reliability, and that it is important to include reliability as a first class parameter in optimization.