Optimization of test accesses with a combined BIST and external test scheme

M. Sugihara, H. Yasuura

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Abstract

The proposed optimization method of test accesses, with a combined BIST and external test (CBET) scheme, can minimize the test time and eliminate the wasteful usage of external pins by considering the trade-off between test time and the number of external pins. Our idea consists of two parts. One is to determine the optimum groups, each of which consists of cores, to simultaneously share mechanisms for the external test. The other is to determine the optimum bandwidth of the external input and output for the external test. We design the external test part to be under the full bandwidth of external pins by considering the trade-off between the test time and the number of external pins. This is achieved only with the CBET scheme because it permits test sets for both the BIST and the external test to be elastic. Taking the test bus architecture as an example, a formulation for test access optimization and experimental results are shown. Experimental results reveal that our optimization can achieve a 51.9% reduction in the test time of conventional test scheduling and our proposals are confirmed to be effective in reducing the test time of system-on-a-chip.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 7th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, 15th International Conference on VLSI Design, ASP-DAC/VLSI Design 2002
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages683-688
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769514413, 9780769514413
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event7th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, 15th International Conference on VLSI Design, ASP-DAC/VLSI Design 2002 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Jan 7 2002Jan 11 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - 7th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, 15th International Conference on VLSI Design, ASP-DAC/VLSI Design 2002

Other

Other7th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, 15th International Conference on VLSI Design, ASP-DAC/VLSI Design 2002
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period1/7/021/11/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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