This paper examines the behavior of digital logic families, specifically identifying the properties and characteristics of digital fail-safe logic. Fail-safe digital design is examined utilizing classical logic and semiconductor theory. The effects of failures internal to the structure of digital integrated circuits are analyzed and a discussion of pertinent logic design is presented. The techniques to detect all types of multiple failure modes are examined. With these results, a method of design for fail-safe logic is presented and analyzed.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Logic circuits; Logic design; Digital integrated circuits
Department, Program, or Center
Microelectronic Engineering (KGCOE)
Becker, Harvey, "The Design of Fail-Safe Logic" (1977). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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