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Transient current (IDD) testing has been often cited and investigated as an alternative and/or supplement to quiescent current (IDDQ) testing. In this correspondence, we present a novel integrated method for fault detection and localization using wavelet transform-based IDD waveform analysis. The time-frequency resolution property of wavelet transform helps us detect as well as localize faults in digital CMOS circuits. Experiments performed on measured data from a fabricated 8-bit shift register, and simulation data from more complex circuits show promising results for both detection and localization. Wavelet-based detection method shows better sensitivity than spectral and time-domain methods. Effectiveness of the localization method in presence of complex power supply network, measurement noise, and process variation is also addressed.
Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:13 , Issue: 4 )
Date of Publication: April 2005