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Reduction of Power Dissipation Through Parallel Optimization of Test Vector and Scan Register Sequences

KOTÁSEK Zdeněk, ŠKARVADA Jaroslav and STRNADEL Josef. Reduction of Power Dissipation Through Parallel Optimization of Test Vector and Scan Register Sequences. In: Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems. Vienna: IEEE Computer Society, 2010, pp. 364-369. ISBN 978-1-4244-6610-8.
Czech title
Redukce příkonu pomocí souběžné optimalizace pořadí aplikace testovacích vektorů a pořadí registrů ve scan řetězech
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
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Keywords
test vector, scan chain, low power, power dissipation, optimization, genetic algorithm, CMOS, AMI, ordering
Abstract
In the paper, novel method for reducing power dissipation during test application time is presented. When compared to existing methods, its advantage can be seen in the fact that power dissipation is evaluated by means of precise and fast simulation based metric rather than by means of commonly utilized simple metric based on evaluating Hamming distance between test vectors. In our method, the metric is evaluated over CMOS primitives from AMI technological libraries. In order to reduce power dissipation, the sequence of test vectors to be applied and proper ordering of registers within scan chains are optimized. In existing approaches, the optimizations are typically performed separately in a sequence because problems they correspond to are seen to be independent. On contrary to that, we have united the search spaces and solved these two problems as a single optimization task. Genetic algorithm operating over an appropriate encoding of the problem was utilized to optimize the problem. Proposed method was implemented in both single and multiprocessor environments and it was successfully tested to cooperate with commercial tools. At the end of the paper, results achieved over benchmarks from ISCAS85, ISCAS89 and ITC99 sets are presented and compared to results of existing methods.
Published
2010
Pages
364-369
Proceedings
Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems
Conference
IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems 2010, Vienna, AT
ISBN
978-1-4244-6610-8
Publisher
IEEE Computer Society
Place
Vienna, AT
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB9201,
   author = "Zden\v{e}k Kot\'{a}sek and Jaroslav \v{S}karvada and Josef Strnadel",
   title = "Reduction of Power Dissipation Through Parallel Optimization of Test Vector and Scan Register Sequences",
   pages = "364--369",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems",
   year = 2010,
   location = "Vienna, AT",
   publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
   ISBN = "978-1-4244-6610-8",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/9201"
}
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