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An efficient delay test generation system for combinational logic circuits

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2 Author(s)
Eun Sei Park ; Electron. & Telecommun. Res. Inst., Daejon, South Korea ; Mercer, M.R.

An efficient delay test generation (DTEST GEN) system for combinational logic circuits is presented. In the DTEST GEN system, delay testing problems are divided into gross delay faults and small delay faults separately so that the tradeoff between the levels of delay testing effort and the confidence levels of proper system operation can be explored. Complete automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) algorithms are proposed for both gross delay faults and small delay faults. A novel timing analysis method for delay test generation which uses a conventional depth-first search technique and a novel functionality analysis technique is introduced. The functionality analysis technique examines, necessary conditions for a given delay fault to be testable and estimates the upper bound of the good circuit propagation delay of the longest sensitizable path passing through the fault site. Several benchmark results are demonstrated for both gross delay fault testing and small delay fault testing

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Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 7 )