Application of Field Programmable Gate Arrays in Instrumentation and Control Systems of Nuclear Power Plants

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NP-T-3.17

Subject Classification: 0703-Reactor technology

English STI/PUB/1701; (ISBN:978-92-0-103515-8); 80 pp.; 6 figures; € 33.00; Date Published: 2016

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Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are gaining increased attention worldwide for application in nuclear power plant (NPP) instrumentation and control (I&C) systems, particularly for safety and safety related applications, but also for non-safety ones. NPP operators and equipment suppliers see potential advantages of FPGA based digital I&C systems as compared to microprocessor based applications. This is because FPGA based systems can be made simpler, more testable and less reliant on complex software (e.g. operating systems), and are easier to qualify for safety and safety related applications. This publication results from IAEA consultancy meetings covering the various aspects, including design, qualification, implementation, licensing, and operation, of FPGA based I&C systems in NPPs.

IAEA Nuclear Energy, Reactor Technology, Nuclear Power Plants, Instruments, Nuclear Reactors, Field Programmable Gate Arrays, FPGA, Instrumentation and Control Systems, Safety at Nuclear Installations, Design, Equipment, Licensing, Computer Codes, Software, Best Practices, Microprocessors, Operation, Implementation, Qualification, Nuclear Facilities, Cybersecurity, Reliability of Applications, Obsolescence

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