Issue No. 07 - July (1982 vol. 31)
M. Abramovici , Bell Laboratories
We present several extensions of the effect?cause analysis method  for fault diagnosis in combinational circuits. First, we extend the analysis to circuits consisting of interconnected modules that are assumed to be internal fault-free. To handle the situation in which the obtained response is incompatible with a fault domain restricted to the I/O pins of modules, we introduce a hierarchical approach that repeats the analysis, every time with a suspected module replaced by its gate model, while the rest of the circuit remains modeled at the module level.
single and multiple stuck-at faults, Combinational circuits, effect?cause analysis, fault diagnosis, hierarchical approach, module-level circuits, path-oriented approach
M. Abramovici, "A Hierarchical, Path-Oriented Approach to Fault Diagnosis in Modular Combinational Circuits," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 31, no. , pp. 672-677, 1982.