SCRIPT: a critical path tracing algorithm for synchronous sequential circuits

@article{Menon1991SCRIPTAC,
  title={SCRIPT: a critical path tracing algorithm for synchronous sequential circuits},
  author={Premachandran R. Menon and Ytzhak H. Levendel and Miron Abramovici},
  journal={IEEE Trans. on CAD of Integrated Circuits and Systems},
  year={1991},
  volume={10},
  pages={738-747}
}
Critical path tracing is an efficient alternative to fault simulation for combinational circuits. In this paper we consider the problem of extending the critical path tracing method to sequential circuits. We first show that the pessimistic nature of critical path tracing in combinational circuits may lead to optimistic results in sequential circuits. We then propose a modification of the critical path tracing method to make it exact for combinational circuits. Based on it , we develop a… CONTINUE READING
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