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Implementing a Microcontroller Watchdog with a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)Reliability is crucial to safety. Redundancy of important system components greatly enhances reliability and hence safety. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are useful for monitoring systems and handling the logic necessary to keep them running with minimal interruption when individual components fail. A complete microcontroller watchdog with logic for failure handling can be implemented in a hardware description language (HDL.). HDL-based designs are vendor-independent and can be used on many FPGAs with low overhead.
Document ID
20130013486
Document Type
Other
Authors
Straka, Bartholomew (University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
April 12, 2013
Subject Category
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
KSC-2013-091R
KSC-2013-091
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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