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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 paper describes the VirtualScan technology for scan test cost reduction. Scan chains in a VirtualScan circuit are split into shorter ones and the gap between external scan ports and internal scan chains are bridged with a broadcaster and a compactor. Test patterns for a VirtualScan circuit are generated directly by one-pass VirtualScan ATPG, in which(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 may suffer from severe yield loss due to the launch safety problem, where test responses are invalidated by excessive launch switching activity (LSA) caused by test stimulus launching in the at-speed test cycle. However, previous low-power test generation techniques can only reduce LSA to some extent but cannot guarantee launch safety.(More)