Issue No. 02 - March/April (2004 vol. 21)
Chia-Chih Yen , National Chiao Tung University
Jing-Yang Jou , National Chiao Tung University
Kuang-Chien Chen , Cadence Design Systems
Divide-and-conquer is a natural way to cope with the complexity of automatic testbench generation. The key to developing an effective divide-and-conquer approach is to identify the partitioning boundaries where interactions among divided components are minimized. The authors propose a novel design decomposition scheme and show how it can help improve the performance of constraint solving for test generation.
J. Jou, K. Chen and C. Yen, "A Divide-and-Conquer-Based Algorithm for Automatic Simulation Vector Generation," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 21, no. , pp. 111-120, 2004.