dft03_gerje

Hybrid BIST Time Minimization for Core-Based Systems with STUMPS Architecture

Gert Jervan Author homepage
 
Petru Eles Author homepage
Zebo Peng Author homepage
 
Raimund Ubar
Maksim Jenihhin

18th IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI Systems (DFT'03), Cambridge, MA, USA, November 3-5, 2003, pp. 225-232

ABSTRACT
This paper presents a solution to the test time minimization problem for core-based systems that contain sequential cores with STUMPS architecture. We assume a hybrid BIST approach, where a test set is assembled, for each core, from pseudorandom test patterns that are generated online, and deterministic test patterns that are generated off-line and stored in the system. We propose a methodology to find the optimal combination of pseudorandom and deterministic test sets of the whole system, consisting of multiple cores, under given memory constraints, so that the total test time is minimized. Our approach employs a fast estimation methodology in order to avoid exhaustive search and to speed-up the calculation process. Experimental results have shown the efficiency of the algorithm to find near optimal solutions.


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[JEPU03] Gert Jervan, Petru Eles, Zebo Peng, Raimund Ubar, Maksim Jenihhin, "Hybrid BIST Time Minimization for Core-Based Systems with STUMPS Architecture", 18th IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI Systems (DFT'03), Cambridge, MA, USA, November 3-5, 2003, pp. 225-232
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