Laung-Terng Wang

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Research on low-power scan testing has been focused on the shift mode, with little or no consideration given to the capture mode power. However, high switching activity when capturing a test response can cause excessive IR drop, resulting in significant yield loss. This paper addresses this problem with a novel low-capture-power X-filling method by(More)
This work proposes a new per-test fault diagnosis method based on the X-fault model. The X-fault model represents all possible behaviors of a physical defect or defects in a gate and/or on its fanout branches by using different X symbols on the fanout branches. A novel technique is proposed for analyzing the relation between observed and simulated responses(More)
High-quality at-speed scan testing, characterized by high small-delay-defect detecting capability, is indispensable to achieve high delay test quality for DSM circuits. However, such testing is susceptible to yield loss due to excessive power supply noise caused by high launch-induced switching activity. This paper addresses this serious problem with a(More)
X-filling is preferred for low-capture-power scan test generation, since it reduces IR-drop-induced yield loss without the need of any circuit modification. However, the effectiveness of previous X-filling methods suffers from lack of guidance in selecting targets and values for X-filling. This paper addresses this problem with a highly-guided X-filling(More)
At-speed scan testing, based on ATPG and ATE, is indispensable to guarantee timing-related test quality in the DSM era. However, at-speed scan testing may incur yield loss due to excessive IR-drop caused by high test (shift & capture) switching activity. This paper discusses the mechanism of circuit malfunction due to IR-drop, and summarizes general(More)