fault masking

fault masking

[′fȯlt ‚mask·iŋ]
(computer science)
Any type of hardware redundancy in which faults are corrected immediately and the operations of fault detection, location, and correction are indistinguishable.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Fault masking is experiencing a renaissance, but in a type of nanoscale-device manufacture that will differ radically from traditional methods for making computer processors, for example.
The novelties of the approach are: reduced probability of fault masking, better diagnostic opportunities, and compactness of the whole test thanks to uniform organization of test routines.
The ability of a system to detect 60% of dangerous faults can be impacted by a phenomenon known as "fault masking" which can dramatically reduce the Diagnostic Coverage and consequently the Performance Level.
At present, the tool supports a software-based compactor remodeling mechanism to eliminate aliasing and fault masking problems, ensuring an accurate fault coverage report.
California-based Rainfinity has launched a new software product designed to provide real-time, transparent recovery and fault masking for Internet-based transactions.