Electrical and Information Technology

Faculty of Engineering LTH | Lund University

Erik Larsson
Associate Professor,



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BASTION, Board and SoC Test Instrumentation for Ageing and No Failure Found, 2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31
Today, an average family spends annually over 50 Euros on No-Failure-Found (NFF) investigations - a known problem of an unknown origin. Tomorrow, the electronic engine control system in a car will be dying after two-three years of operation due to CMOS ageing. Actions are urgently needed!A group of European experts will unite their forces in BASTION to fight against ageing and NFF issues. The project will investigate currently unknown defects, uncertain fault coverage and unclassified field returns. A new defect universe will be assembled and faults will be classified into comprehensive classes. BASTION will study the mechanisms of ageing and improve the longevity of electronic products. Embedded instrumentation and the IEEE P1687 standard will be applied to develop an ultra-low-latency, scalable error detection and localization infrastructure as well as to integrate all heterogeneous technologies into a homogeneous system.The project will complete in three years, at only a negligible fraction of costs wasted by society on NFF annually.
Error Tolerant Computer Systems, 2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31
Computer systems are becoming smaller and more complex. Most computer systems are embedded systems to control cars, trains, telecommunication systems, and aircrafts. It is therefore important that computer systems are functioning properly and that they do it throughout its lifetime. However, it is increasingly difficult to ensure that computer systems work as intended throughout its life. There are already problems with the so-called "No Trouble Found (NTF)," which means that a computer system during operation proves to be incorrect or indicates that something is wrong but when the system is brought to a workshop, no fault can be found. Costs for this are high. NTF and aging electronics are major challenges in complex systems. Because computer systems are often the brain itself must ensure that the brain works.
Helsingborgs Stad


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