Optimized reseeding by seed ordering and encoding

Mixed-mode logic built-in self-test (BIST) applies both pseudorandom test patterns and deterministic test patterns [from an automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) tool] to the combinational portion of the circuit under test. Each scan-test cycle consists of: 1) shifting a test pattern into the scan chains; 2) capturing the response to that pattern; and 3… CONTINUE READING