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A generic framework for scan capture power reduction in fixed-length symbol-based test compression environment

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A generic framework for scan capture power reduction in fixed-length symbol-based test compression environment
Growing test data volume and overtesting caused by excessive scan capture power are two of the major concerns for the industry when testing large integrated circuits. Various test data compression (TDC) schemes and low-power X-filling techniques were proposed to address the above problems. These methods, however, exploit the very same "don't-care" bits in the test cubes to achieve different objectives and hence may contradict to each other. In this work, we propose a generic framework for reducing scan capture power in test compression environment. Using the entropy of the test set to measure the impact of capture power-aware X-filling on the potential test compression ratio, the proposed holistic solution is able to keep capture power under a safe limit with little compression ratio loss for any fixed-length symbol-based TDC method. Experimental results on benchmark circuits demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed approach.
Xiao Liu, Qiang Xu
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Year 2009
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Authors Xiao Liu, Qiang Xu
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