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New fault models and efficient BIST algorithms for dual-portmemories

Amin, A.A. and Osman, M.Y. and Abdel-Aal, R.E. and Al-Muhtaseb, Husni (1997) New fault models and efficient BIST algorithms for dual-portmemories. Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on, 16.

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Abstract

The testability problem of dual-port memories is investigated. A functional model is defined, and architectural modifications to enhance the testability of such chips are described. These modifications allow multiple access of memory cells for increased test speed with minimal overhead on both silicon area and device performance. New fault models are proposed, and efficient O(n) test algorithms are described for both the memory array and the address decoders. The new fault models account for the simultaneous dual-access property of the device. In addition to the classical static neighborhood pattern-sensitive faults, the array test algorithm covers a new class of pattern sensitive faults, duplex dynamic neighborhood pattern-sensitive faults (DDNPSF)



Item Type:Article
Date:September 1997
Date Type:Publication
Subjects:Computer
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Chemical Engineering Dept
Creators:Amin, A.A. and Osman, M.Y. and Abdel-Aal, R.E. and Al-Muhtaseb, Husni
ID Code:14841
Deposited By:KFUPM ePrints Admin
Deposited On:24 Jun 2008 16:51
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