Defect Oriented Testing for Analog/Mixed-Signal Designs

@article{Kruseman2012DefectOT,
  title={Defect Oriented Testing for Analog/Mixed-Signal Designs},
  author={Bram Kruseman and Bratislav Tasic and Camelia Hora and Jos Dohmen and Hamidreza Hashempour and Maikel van Beurden and Yizi Xing},
  journal={IEEE Design & Test of Computers},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={72-80}
}
In this contribution, the authors describe an application of Defect Oriented Testing (DOT) to commercial mixed-signal designs. A major challenge of DOT application to these designs is the enormous simulation time typically required. The authors address this major challenge with a new algorithm that provides a significant speed-up of over 100x, while at the same time reduces test time by 48% and improves fault coverage by 15%.