PA175 Digital Systems Diagnostics II

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc. (lecturer)
Ahmad Abbadi, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Zdeněk Matěj, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Aleš Horák, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Thu 16:00–17:50 C416
Courses PA174 Design of Digital Systems II and PA176 Architecture of Digital Systems II are prerequisites for successful completion for PA174 Design of Digital Systems II course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main aim of this course is understand and master fundamental theoretical know ledges of the technical system reliability theory. The lessons are specialized in particular into following topics:
- theory of the technical systems reliability;
- theoretical and operative diagnostic of the digital systems;
- principles, models and applications of the redundancy;
- testing of digital systems;
- design structures for fault-tolerant systems;
- apply design procedures for easy-to-test circuits.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- quantify the reliability of electronic systems;
- compare the reliability of each type of backup method and its application;
- design tools of digital systems diagnostics;
- design tools and procedures for testing combinational and sequential circuit;
- find failures in digital circuits;
- design structures for fault-tolerant systems;
- apply design procedures for easy-to-test circuits.
  • - theory of the reliability;
  • - hardware and software reliability of the digital systems;
  • - definition of the reliability, classification of the failures;
  • - numerical parameters of the reliability;
  • - reliability evaluation of the electronics devices;
  • - ground notations of theoretical and technical diagnostics;
  • - failures model of the technical systems;
  • - assembly methods of the combination and sequential logical circuits tests;
  • - fundamental procedures of the easy tested circuits;
  • - fundamental procedures of the fault tolerant systems - checking of the failure-free activity, relaxation after failure, reconfiguration, depletion of the operation;
  • - methods and models of the redundancy;
  • - fundamental of the technical systems predicting diagnostics;
  • - hardware and software functionality checking tools of the digital system;
  • - hardware and software diagnostics tools of the digital systems;
  • - microprocessors systems testing and ROMBIOS.
    recommended literature
  • Martin L. Shooman, Reliability of Computer Systems and Networks: Fault Tolerance, Analysis, and Design , Wiley-Interscience, 2001
  • Perry L. Martin - Electronic Failure Analysis Handbook
  • G. Bolch, S. Greiner, H. de Meer, K. Trivedi - Queueing Networks and Markov Chains: Modeling and Performance Evaluation with Computer Science Applications
    not specified
  • Military Handbook MIL-HDBK-217F: Reliability prediction of electronic equipment
  • Military Standard MIL-STD-785B: Reliability program for systems and equipment, development and production
Teaching methods
Lectures that correspond to intended aims of tuition.
Assessment methods
During the semester will be given a homeworks and two written tests, the results of which will be included in the final evaluation. Regarding the content of the course is recommended regular attendance at the course. Final examination consists of 3 parts:
1) evaluation of the homeworks and discussion about protocol;
2) evaluation of the writen tests;
3) oral exam - teoretical problems from list of the passed lectures.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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