Design of repairable and fully testable folded PLAs

Abstract

T h e y i e l d o f I C s h a s a l w a y s b e e n c r u c i a l t o t h e c o m m e r c i a l s u c c e s s o f t h e i r m a n u f a c t u r e . O n e p r a c t i c a l s o l u t i o n t o t h e l o w y i e l d p r o b l e m i s t h e u s e o f f a u l t t o l e r a n t d e s i g n . A f a u l t d i a g n o s a b l e a n d r e p a i r a b l e PLA d e s i g n h a s b e e n r e c e n t l y p r o p o s e d t o d e t e c t , l o c a t e , a n d r e p a i r f a u l t s , a n d h a s l e d t o a s i g n i f i c a n t y i e l d i m p r o v e m e n t . I n t h i s p a p e r , a n a l t e r n a t e d d e f e c t t o l e r a n t d e s i g n o f P L A s w i t h f o l d i n g t e c h n i q u e s i s p r e s e n t e d t o f u r t h e r i m p r o v e c h i p y i e l d . T h e p r o p o s e d d e s i g n n o t o n l y a c h i e v e s f u l l d i a g n o s a b i l i t y o f s t u c k a t , b r i d g i n g , a n d c r o s s p o i n t f a u l t s d u r i n g t h e m a n u f a c t u r i n g p r o c e s s , b u t a l s o p r o v i d e s f u l l t e s t a b i l i t y a f t e r t h e c h i p i s

DOI: 10.1109/ICCD.1990.130175

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@inproceedings{Wey1990DesignOR, title={Design of repairable and fully testable folded PLAs}, author={Chin-Long Wey and Jyhyeung Ding}, booktitle={ICCD}, year={1990} }