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2013 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits & Systems (DDECS) (2010)
Vienna, Austria
Apr. 14, 2010 to Apr. 16, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4244-6612-2
pp: 309-312
Georg Pelz , Automotive Power, Infineon AG, Neubiberg, Germany
Monica Rafaila , Automotive Power, Infineon AG, Neubiberg, Germany
Christoph Grimm , Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Christian Decker , Automotive Power, Infineon AG, Neubiberg, Germany
ABSTRACT
Simulation-based verification of electronic control units must face demands related to more functionality and less time to verify it. To ensure a reliable system, one must determine how the omnipresent, internal and external variations affect the target response, and find safe bounds for it. The main challenge is to optimally characterize a high number of sources of variation, with a reduced number of simulation runs. The paper conducts more efficient sensitivity and worst-case studies by applying concepts of Design of Experiments: screening to reduce the dimension of the verification space; sequential experiments for sensitivity analysis; gradient-based search for response bounds. The approach is evaluated on simulations of an airbag driver IC and compared with alternative methods.<sup>1</sup>
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Georg Pelz, Monica Rafaila, Christoph Grimm, Christian Decker, "Simulation-based sensitivity and worst-case analyses of automotive electronics", 2013 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits & Systems (DDECS), vol. 00, no. , pp. 309-312, 2010, doi:10.1109/DDECS.2010.5491760
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