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This paper presents a solution to the test time minimization problem for core-based systems. We assume a hybrid BIST approach, where a test set is assembled, for each core, from pseudorandom test patterns that are generated online, and deterministic test patterns that are generated off-line and stored in the system. In this paper we propose an iterative(More)
This paper deals with a hybrid BIST solution for testing systems-on-chip, which combines pseudorandom test patterns with stored precomputed deterministic test patterns. A method is proposed for finding the optimal balance between pseudorandom and stored test patterns to perform core test with minimum cost of time and memory, and without losing test quality.(More)
Test generation at the gate-level produces high-quality tests but is computationally expensive in the case of large systems. Recently, several research efforts have investigated the possibility of devising test generation methods and tools to work on high-level descriptions. The goal of these methods is to provide the designers with testability information(More)
This paper presents a solution to the test time minimization problem for core-based systems that contain sequential cores with STUMPS architecture. We assume a hybrid BIST approach, where a test set is assembled, for each core, from pseudorandom test patterns that are generated online, and deterministic test patterns that are generated offline and stored in(More)
Classical built-in self-test (BIST) approaches are largely based on pseudorandom testing, and using linear feedback shift registers (LFSR) for test set generation and test response compaction. In this paper we are concentrating on one possible extension of the classical BIST, namely hybrid BIST, where pseudorandom test patterns are complemented with(More)
This paper addresses the energy minimization problem for system-on-chip testing. We assume a hybrid BIST test architecture where a combination of deterministic and pseudorandom test sequences is used. The objective of our proposed technique is to find the best ratio of these sequences so that the total energy is minimized and the memory requirements for the(More)
Technology scaling has proceeded into dimensions in which the reliability of manufactured devices is becoming endangered. The reliability decrease is a consequence of physical limitations, relative increase of variations, and decreasing noise margins, among others. A promising solution for bringing the reliability of circuits back to a desired level is the(More)