delta04_abdmo

A Wiring-Aware Approach to Minimizing Built-In Self-Test Overhead

Abdil Rashid Mohamed Author homepage
 
Zebo Peng Author homepage
Petru Eles Author homepage

The IEEE International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test and Applications (DELTA 2004), Perth, Australia, January 28-30, 2004, pp. 413-415

ABSTRACT
This paper describes a built-in self-test hardware overhead minimization technique used during a BIST synthesis process. The technique inserts a minimal amount of BIST resources into a digital system to make it fully testable. The BIST resource insertion is guided by the results of symbolic testability analysis. It considers both BIST register cost and wiring overhead in order to obtain the minimal area designs. A Simulated Annealing algorithm is used to solve the overhead minimization problem. Experiments show that considering wiring area during BIST synthesis results in smaller final designs as compared to the cases when the wiring impact is ignored.


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[RPE04] Abdil Rashid Mohamed, Zebo Peng, Petru Eles, "A Wiring-Aware Approach to Minimizing Built-In Self-Test Overhead", The IEEE International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test and Applications (DELTA 2004), Perth, Australia, January 28-30, 2004, pp. 413-415
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