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This paper presents a new test-data compression technique that uses exactly nine codewords. Our technique aims at precomputed data of intellectual property cores in system-on-chips and does not require any structural information of cores. The technique is flexible in utilizing both fixed- and variable-length blocks. In spite of its simplicity, it provides significant reduction in test-data volume and test-application time. The decompression logic is very small and can be implemented fully independent of the precomputed test-data set. Our technique is flexible and can be efficiently adopted for single- or multiple-scan chain designs. Experimental results for ISCAS'89 benchmarks illustrate the flexibility and efficiency of the proposed technique.