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—A test solution for a complex system requires the design of a test access mechanism (TAM), which is used for the test data transportation, and a test schedule of the test data transportation on the designed TAM. An extensive TAM will lead to lower test-application time at the expense of higher routing costs, compared to a simple TAM with low routing cost(More)
We propose an integrated framework for the design of SOC test solutions, which includes a set of algorithms for early design space exploration as well as extensive optimization for the final solution. The framework deals with test scheduling, test access mechanism design, test sets selection, and test resource placement. Our approach minimizes the test(More)
An integrated technique for test scheduling and scan-chain division under power constraints is proposed in this paper. We demonstrate that optimal test time can be achieved for systems tested by an arbitrary number of tests per core using scan-chain division and we define an algorithm for it. The design of wrappers to allow different lengths of scan-chains(More)
Complex SOCs are increasingly tested in a modular fashion, which enables us to record the yield-per-module. In this paper, we consider the yield-per-module as the pass probability of the module's manufacturing test. We use it to exploit the abort-on-fail feature of ATEs, in order to reduce the expected test application time. We present a model for expected(More)
—The IEEE P1687 (IJTAG) standard proposal aims at standardizing the access to embedded test and debug logic (instruments) via the JTAG TAP. P1687 specifies a component called Segment Insertion Bit (SIB) which makes it possible to construct a multitude of alternative P1687 instrument access networks for a given set of instruments. Finding the best access(More)
—The IEEE P1687 (IJTAG) standard proposal aims at providing a standardized interface between the IEEE Standard 1149.1 test access port (TAP) and on-chip embedded test, debug and monitoring logic (instruments), such as scan-chains and temperature sensors. A key feature in P1687 is to include Segment Insertion Bits (SIBs) in the scan-path to allow flexibility(More)