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Title: Processing device with self-scrubbing logic

Abstract

An apparatus includes a processing unit including a configuration memory and self-scrubber logic coupled to read the configuration memory to detect compromised data stored in the configuration memory. The apparatus also includes a watchdog unit external to the processing unit and coupled to the self-scrubber logic to detect a failure in the self-scrubber logic. The watchdog unit is coupled to the processing unit to selectively reset the processing unit in response to detecting the failure in the self-scrubber logic. The apparatus also includes an external memory external to the processing unit and coupled to send configuration data to the configuration memory in response to a data feed signal outputted by the self-scrubber logic.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1399903
Patent Number(s):
9,792,184
Application Number:
14/997,969
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Jan 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Wojahn, Christopher K. Processing device with self-scrubbing logic. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Wojahn, Christopher K. Processing device with self-scrubbing logic. United States.
Wojahn, Christopher K. Tue . "Processing device with self-scrubbing logic". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399903.
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