Diagnosis of Timing Faults in Scan Chains Using Single Excitation Patterns(VLSI Design Technology and CAD)
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A diagnosis technique is presented to locate at least one fault in a scan chain with multiple timing faults. This diagnosis technique applies Single Excitation (SE) patterns of which only one bit can be flipped even in the presence of multiple faults. By applying the SE patterns, the problem of simulations with unknown values is eliminated. The diagnosis result is therefore deterministic, not probabilistic. Experiments on the IS-CAS benchmark circuits show that the average diagnosis resolution is less than ten scan cells.
- IEICE transactions on fundamentals of electronics, communications and computer sciences
IEICE transactions on fundamentals of electronics, communications and computer sciences E88-A(4), 1024-1030, 2005-04-01
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers