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Issue No.02 - March/April (1989 vol.6)
pp: 18-34
<p>The authors present a method for fully testing chips designed using synthesis and silicon compilation. The method is targeted for a multiprocessor architecture that implements low-speed to medium-speed signal-processing algorithms. By taking advantage of the specific properties of the architecture, the method allows a chip to be partitioned into several functional units. The authors use the C-test concept instead of the traditional automatic test-pattern generation to derive a compact set of test vectors. The fault model covers both the stuck-at class and part of the transistor stuck-open and stuck-closed cases. For large units with embedded memory, the authors adopt a self-test approach.</p>
"A Testability Strategy for Microprocessor Architecture", IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol.6, no. 2, pp. 18-34, March/April 1989, doi:10.1109/54.19132
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