Begin: Thursday, 11. of October 2018 (10:00 am)
Location: Warburger Str. 100, room O4.267
On October 11, 2018, Prof. Brent Nelson will give a talk about "Custom CAD Tools, FPGA Reliability, and IP Security: FPGA Research at BYU" in the context of the SFB 901.
Research in the Configurable Computing Laboratory (CCL) at Brigham Young University (BYU) over the past decade has focused, in part, on physical design techniques and CAD tools for mapping designs onto FPGA devices. This is motivated by, and has enabled, research into CAD algorithms and CAD tool frameworks for rapid FPGA design such as RapidSmith and RapidSmith2. It has also supported work on the reliability of FPGA-based systems in harsh radiation environments and creating mitigation approaches against the effects of single-event upsets (SEU's) on FPGA designs. And, it has supported work on security of IP in FPGA-based systems. This talk will describe our work in these areas, illustrating uses of our research results, and pose questions for moving forward.