A Novel ISO 26262-Compliant Test Bench to Assess the Diagnostic Coverage of Software Hardening Techniques against Digital Components Random Hardware Failures

New research paper from Politecnico di Torino. Abstract: "This paper describes a novel approach to assess detection mechanisms and their diagnostic coverage, implemented using embedded software, designed to identify random hardware failures affecting digital components. In the literature, many proposals adopting fault injection methods are available, with most of them focusing on transien... » read more

Field-free spin-orbit torque-induced switching of perpendicular magnetization in a ferrimagnetic layer with a vertical composition gradient

Abstract "Current-induced spin-orbit torques (SOTs) are of interest for fast and energy-efficient manipulation of magnetic order in spintronic devices. To be deterministic, however, switching of perpendicularly magnetized materials by SOT requires a mechanism for in-plane symmetry breaking. Existing methods to do so involve the application of an in-plane bias magnetic field, or incorporation o... » read more