Issue No. 03 - March (1980 vol. 29)
I. Koren , Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Signal reliability, as a measure of digital systems' reliability, has not been used until recently due to lack of efficient evaluation methods. A new approach to the evaluation of signal reliability is presented in this work. A reliability transfer function of digital systems is defined and a method for its evaluation is presented. This approach provides a new insight into the problem of digital system reliability. Furthermore, it simplifies signal reliability calculations and can easily be mechanized.
signal reliability, Functional reliability, multiple faults, reliability transfer matrix, star product
I. Koren and E. Sadeh, "A New Approach to the Evaluation of the Reliability of Digital Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 29, no. , pp. 261-267, 1980.