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Physically-Aware N -Detect Test

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8 Author(s)
Yen-Tzu Lin ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, USA ; Poku, O. ; Bhatti, N.K. ; Blanton, R.D.S.
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Physically-aware N-detect (PAN-detect) test improves defect coverage by exploiting defect locality. This paper presents physically-aware test selection (PATS) to efficiently generate PAN-detect tests for large industrial designs. Compared to traditional N-detect test, the quality resulting from PAN-detect is enhanced without any increase in test execution cost. Experiment results from an IBM in-production application-specific integrated circuit demonstrate the effectiveness of PATS in improving defect coverage. Moreover, utilizing novel test-metric evaluation, we compare the effectiveness of traditional N-detect and PAN-detect, and demonstrate the impact of automatic test pattern generation parameters on the effectiveness of PAN-detect.

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Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 2 )

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Feb. 2012

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