European Design and Automation Association
In this paper, the authors introduce a novel representation as a means to consider both permanent and temporal errors in order to increase the overall reliability of an embedded system. The deployment of embedded systems in safety critical applications, e.g. in the automotive domain, demands that the fundamental set of design criteria consisting of functionality, timeliness, and production costs be extended to consider of reliability as an optimization criterion. Thus reliability engineering becomes part of the overall design flow for embedded systems.