F. Novak, M. Santo Zarnik, S. Macek.
Early warning of fault conditions of an over-current protection module in dependable communication applications.
Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 84, No. 2, 2004, pp. 125-128.

This article describes the implementation of early warning feature in an over-current protection module designed for limiting the surge current in communication applications. The early warning signal is generated by a surge-current sensor and a temperature sensor mounted on the protection module. Described solution decreases fault latency and consequently improves the efficiency of the on-line fault detection mechanism. It can be used for diagnostic on-line monitoring in dependable adaptive computing systems.

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