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1994
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Testability analysis and improvement from VHDL behavioral specifications

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Testability analysis and improvement from VHDL behavioral specifications
This paper presents a testability improvement method for digital systems described in VHDL behavioral specification. The method is based on testability analysis at registertransfer (RT) level which reflects test pattern generation costs, fault coverage and test application time. The testability is measured by controllability and observability, and determined by the structure of a design, the depth from I/O ports and the functional units used. In our approach, hardto-test parts are detected by a testability analysis algorithm and transformed by some known DFT techniques. Our experimental results show that testability improvement transformations guided by the RT level testability analysis have a strong correlation to ATPG results at gate level.
Xinli Gu, Krzysztof Kuchcinski, Zebo Peng
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Type Conference
Year 1994
Where EURODAC
Authors Xinli Gu, Krzysztof Kuchcinski, Zebo Peng
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