2006 Design, Automation and Test in Europe (2006)
March 6, 2006 to March 10, 2006
P. Bernardi , Politecnico di Torino Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica Torino, Italy, firstname.lastname@example.org
The ever increasing usage of microprocessor devices is sustained by a high volume production that in turn requires a high production yield, backed by a controlled process. Fault diagnosis is an integral part of the industrial effort towards these goals. This paper presents a novel cost-effective approach to the construction of diagnostic software-based test sets for microprocessors. The methodology exploits an existing post-production test set, designed for software-based self-test, and an already developed infrastructure IP to perform the diagnosis. An initial diagnostic test set is built, and then iteratively refined resorting to an evolutionary method. Experimental results are reported in the paper showing the feasibility and effectiveness of the approach for an Intel i8051 processor core
fault simulation, logic testing, microprocessor chips, system-on-chip
P. Bernardi, E. Sanchez, M. Schillaci, G. Squillero and M. Reorda, "An Effective Technique for Minimizing the Cost of Processor Software-Based Diagnosis in SoCs," 2006 Design, Automation and Test in Europe(DATE), Munich, 2008, pp. 1-6.