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Path delay fault simulation of sequential circuits

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3 Author(s)
T. J. Chakraborty ; Lucent Technol., AT&T Bell Labs., Princeton, NJ, USA ; V. D. Agrawal ; M. L. Bushnell

A differential algorithm for concurrent simulation of path delay faults in sequential circuits is presented. The simulator analyzes all three conditions, namely, initialization, signal transition propagation through the path, and fault effect observation at a primary output for vector pairs and considers the hazard states occurring between vectors. The main contribution is in methods of propagating signals between time frames. An optimistic method assumes that all nondestination flip-flops are not affected by delays. The pessimistic method converts all nondestination flip-flops with nonsteady values to the unknown state before these values are propagated beyond the time frame in which a path is activated. A 13-valued algebra is shown to improve the efficiency of fault simulation.

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IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 2 )