IEEE S.F. Bay Area Council e-GRID's
BayAreaTech

Technology & Networking in Silicon Valley & the SF Bay Area: Upcoming Meetings, Courses and Conferences

September 23, 2008

Mtg: Soft Errors – No Way To Escape

by @ 12:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 14, 2008
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Helmut Puchner, Cypress Semiconductor
Time: Social at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E-1, Conference Center, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Continuous technology scaling has led to cosmic ray induced soft errors becoming a major threat to modern semiconductor devices. ? This talk will cover the fundamentals of soft errors, their sources in common semiconductors as well as the different available mitigation techniques.

Soft Errors gained a lot of attention since the mid 90’s when contaminated packaging material caused massive device failures. ? Since then a lot of improvements have mitigated most of the alpha particle related soft errors. ? Due to continuous technology scaling, however, cosmic ray induced soft errors have gained significantly and are nowadays the major threat to modern semiconductor devices. Most vulnerable are SRAM devices, since they operate at high speed and relatively low storage node charges. ? We will present the fundamentals of soft errors, their sources in common semiconductors as well as the different available mitigation techniques.

Every attendee will receive a free copy of “Soft Errors – History, Trends and Challenges” published by J.Ziegler and H.Puchner.

Comments are closed.

[IEEE S.F. Bay Area Council - www.e-grid.net] [powered by WordPress .]

SF Bay Area Council

Categories

  • ALL (4,595)
  • Antennas & Propagation (4)
  • BioEngineering (665)
  • Blogroll (33)
  • Circuits (11)
  • Communications (1,856)
  • Computers/Software (1,750)
  • Consumer Electronics (97)
  • Control Systems (19)
  • Electrical/Power (1,270)
  • Electronics Design (2,771)
  • Employment (4)
  • Employment opportunities (6)
  • Engineering Mgmt (1,807)
  • Green energy (42)
  • History (4)
  • Industrial Applications (80)
  • Information Theory (11)
  • Instrument and Measurement (1)
  • Magnetics (24)
  • Microwave (8)
  • NanoEngineering (870)
  • Optics/Displays (968)
  • Photonics (25)
  • PhotoVoltaics (4)
  • Product Safety (23)
  • Reliability (34)
  • Robotics and Automation (15)
  • Semiconductors (1,836)
  • Signal Processing (132)
  • Vehicular Technology (10)
  • Women in Engineering (7)
  • Young Professionals (2)
  •  

    Support our advertisers:

    Visit our
    GRID MARKETPLACE

    Enabling Javascript allows us to show you upcoming conferences in this column.

    For the Firefox browser, select Tools/Options/Content and select "Enable Javascript".

    If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer you may need to click on the yellow bar above and select 'Allow Blocked Content'. You must then click 'Yes' on the following security warning.

    archives:

    December 2017
    S M T W T F S
    « Nov    
     12
    3456789
    10111213141516
    17181920212223
    24252627282930
    31  

    View in Google Calendar

    search blog:


    SUBSCRIBE: Get the e-GRID twice a month by email - upcoming IEEE SF Bay Area meetings, conferences.

    RSS Feed Subscribe to our RSS Feed.

    PUBLICIZE your event to IEEE's membership.


    general links:

    22 queries. 0.654 seconds