Issue No. 12 - December (1981 vol. 30)
Z. Barzilai , IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
With the advent of VLSI, testing has become one of the most costly, complicated, and time consuming problems. The method of syndrome- testing is applicable toward VLSI testing since it does not require test generation and fault simulation. It can also be considered as a vehicle for self-testing. In order to employ syndrome-testing in VLSI, we electronically partition the chip into macros in test mode. The macros are then syndrome tested in sequence.
Syndrome-testing, Partitioning, self-testing, syndrome-testable design
M. Smith, G. Markowsky, J. Savir and Z. Barzilai, "The Weighted Syndrome Sums Approach to VLSI Testing," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 30, no. , pp. 996-1000, 1981.