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Testability Analysis Based on the Identification of Testable Blocks with Predefined Properties

ŠKARVADA Jaroslav, KOTÁSEK Zdeněk and HERRMAN Tomáš. Testability Analysis Based on the Identification of Testable Blocks with Predefined Properties. Microprocessors and Microsystems, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 296-302. ISSN 0141-9331.
Czech title
Analýza testovatelnosti založená na identifikaci testovatelných bloků s definovanými vlastnostmi
Type
journal article
Language
english
Authors
URL
Keywords
Testable block, Circuit partitioning, Test vectors reordering, Scan cells reordering, Low power
Abstract
The paper presents testability analysis method that is based on partitioning circuit under analysis (CUA) into testable blocks (TBs). The concept of TBs is further utilized for power consumption reduction during the test application. Software tools which were developed during the research and integrated into the third party design flow are also described. The experimental results gained from the application of the methodology on selected benchmarks and practical designs are demonstrated. It was proven on the benchmarks, used for the verification of the methodology, that a fault coverage comparable to the partial scan method can be obtained. When combined with test vectors/scan cells reordering methodology significant power savings can be reached.
Published
2008
Pages
296-302
Journal
Microprocessors and Microsystems, vol. 32, no. 5, ISSN 0141-9331
Book
Microprocessors and Microsystems, Dependability and Testing of Modern Digital Systems
Publisher
Elsevier Science
BibTeX
@ARTICLE{FITPUB8699,
   author = "Jaroslav \v{S}karvada and Zden\v{e}k Kot\'{a}sek and Tom\'{a}\v{s} Herrman",
   title = "Testability Analysis Based on the Identification of Testable Blocks with Predefined Properties",
   pages = "296--302",
   booktitle = "Microprocessors and Microsystems, Dependability and Testing of Modern Digital Systems",
   journal = "Microprocessors and Microsystems",
   volume = 32,
   number = 5,
   year = 2008,
   ISSN = "0141-9331",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/8699"
}
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