Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) are promising solutions in safety-critical applications, e.g., in the automotive domain. In these applications, reliability and functional safety are relevant factors. Nowadays, many challenges are impacting the implementation of high-performance devices, including GPUs. Moreover, there is a need for effective fault detection solutions to guarantee the correct in-field operation. This work describes a modular approach to developing functional testing solutions based on the non-invasive Software-Based Self-Test (SBST) strategy. We propose a scalar and modular mechanism to develop test programs based on schematic organizations of functions allowing the exploration of different solutions using software functions. The FlexGripPlus model was employed to evaluate experimentally the proposed strategies, targeting the embedded memories in the GPU. Results show that the proposed strategies are effective to test the target structures and detect from 98% up to 100% of permanent stuck-at faults.

Modular Functional Testing: Targeting the Small Embedded Memories in GPUs / Rodriguez Condia, Josie E.; Sonza Reorda, M.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2021), pp. 205-233. [10.1007/978-3-030-81641-4_10]

Modular Functional Testing: Targeting the Small Embedded Memories in GPUs

Josie E. Rodriguez Condia;Sonza Reorda M.
2021

Abstract

Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) are promising solutions in safety-critical applications, e.g., in the automotive domain. In these applications, reliability and functional safety are relevant factors. Nowadays, many challenges are impacting the implementation of high-performance devices, including GPUs. Moreover, there is a need for effective fault detection solutions to guarantee the correct in-field operation. This work describes a modular approach to developing functional testing solutions based on the non-invasive Software-Based Self-Test (SBST) strategy. We propose a scalar and modular mechanism to develop test programs based on schematic organizations of functions allowing the exploration of different solutions using software functions. The FlexGripPlus model was employed to evaluate experimentally the proposed strategies, targeting the embedded memories in the GPU. Results show that the proposed strategies are effective to test the target structures and detect from 98% up to 100% of permanent stuck-at faults.
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