Equipping processors with programmable hardware to patch design errors lets manufacturers release regular hardware patches, avoiding costly chip recalls and potentially speeding time to market. For each error detected, the manufacturer creates a fingerprint, which the customer uses to program the hardware. The hardware watches for error conditions; when they arise, it takes action to avoid the error.
- Design defects in real processors
- Hardware errors
- Microarchitecture for fault-tolerance
- Processor errata analysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Hardware and Architecture
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering