soft error

(1) An erroneous signal, from a device, that can be corrected by performing one or more normal functions of the device.

NOTE 1    The error is called “soft” because the device or circuit behaves normally after the correction is made.

NOTE 2    See also “soft error, device” for use in a radiation context.

(2) An error in a device or circuit cell that can be corrected.

NOTE    See note 1 to “soft error” (1).

References: 

JEP143B.01, 6/08