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Frugal linear network-based test decompression for drastic test cost reductions

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Frugal linear network-based test decompression for drastic test cost reductions
— In this paper we investigate an effective approach to construct a linear decompression network in the multiple scan chain architecture. A minimal pin architecture, complemented by negligible hardware overhead, is constructed by mathematically analysing test data relationships, delivering in turn drastic test reductions. The proposed network drives a large number of internal scan chains with a short input vector, thus allowing significant reductions in both test time and test volume. The proposed method constructs an inverter-interconnect based network by exploring the pairwise linear dependencies of the internal scan chain vectors, resulting in a very low cost network that is nonetheless capable of outperforming much costlier compression schemes. We propose an iterative algorithm to construct the network from an initial set of test cubes. The experimental data shows significant reductions in test time and test volume with no loss of fault coverage.
Wenjing Rao, Alex Orailoglu, G. Su
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where ICCAD
Authors Wenjing Rao, Alex Orailoglu, G. Su
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