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Test-Pattern Grading and Pattern Selection for Small-Delay Defects

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Test-Pattern Grading and Pattern Selection for Small-Delay Defects
Timing-related defects are becoming increasingly important in nanometer technology designs. Small delay variations induced by crosstalk, process variations, powersupply noise, as well as resistive opens and shorts can potentially cause timing failures in a design, thereby leading to quality and reliability concerns. We present a testgrading technique to leverage the method of output deviations for screening small-delay defects (SDDs). A new gate-delay defect probability measure is defined to model delay variations for nanometer technologies. The proposed technique intelligently selects the best set of patterns for SDD detection from an n-detect pattern set generated using timing-unaware automatic test-pattern generation (ATPG). It offers significantly lower computational complexity and it excites a larger number of long paths compared to previously proposed timing-aware ATPG methods. We show that, for the same pattern count, the selected patterns are more effective than timing-aware...
Mahmut Yilmaz, Krishnendu Chakrabarty, Mohammad Te
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where VTS
Authors Mahmut Yilmaz, Krishnendu Chakrabarty, Mohammad Tehranipoor
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