Thermal monitoring of self-checking systems

V. Székely, M. Rencz, J. M. Karam, M. Lubaszewski, B. Courtois

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With the increasing power density in integrated systems resulting from scaling down, the occurrence of field failures due to overheating has considerably increased. Faulty operation can be prevented by on-line temperature monitoring. This paper deals with questions of on-line temperature monitoring in safety-critical systems. First the possible temperature sensors are reviewed and basic principles of self-checking systems including such sensors are detailed, then a new temperature sensor cell with extremely good parameters designed especially for DfTT applications is presented. The basic questions of integrating thermal sensors into self-checking systems are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-92
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Electronic Testing: Theory and Applications (JETTA)
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998



  • Self-checking circuits
  • Temperature sensors
  • Thermal sensors
  • Thermal testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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