A Retiming-Based Test Pattern Generator Design for Built-In Self Test of Data Path Architectures

(2001) A Retiming-Based Test Pattern Generator Design for Built-In Self Test of Data Path Architectures. Int. Symp. on Circuits and Systems. pp. 550-553.

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Abstract

Recently, a new Built-In Self Test (BIST) methodology based on balanced bistable sequential kernels has been proposed that reduces the area overhead and performance degradation associated with the conventional BILBO-oriented BIST methodology. This new methodology guarantees high fault coverage but requires special test sequences and test pattern generator (TPG) designs. In this paper, we demonstrate the use of the retiming technique in designing TPGs for balanced bistable sequential kernels. Experimental results on ISCAS benchmark circuits demonstrate the effectiveness of the designed TPGs in achieving higher fault coverage than the conventional maximal-length LFSR TPGs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Computer
Department: College of Computing and Mathematics > Information and Computer Science
Depositing User: AIMAN HELMI EL-MALEH
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2008 21:12
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:22
URI: https://eprints.kfupm.edu.sa/id/eprint/138