Issue No. 04 - April (1986 vol. 35)
M.S. Abadir , Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern Califomia
In this correspondence, the concept of a test schema which describes how a test methodology is to execute is introduced. We also introduce the powerful concept of an I path which is used to transfer data unchanged from one place in a circuit to another. The process of embedding a test schema into an actual circuit is described. This produces a test plan for the circuit which specifies the sequence of actions that need to be carried out to execute the test. A theory of test plan execution overlap is presented, and is used as the basis for constructing test schedules with optimal execution times.
test schedules, Design for testability, pipelining, testable design methodology, testing, test plans
M. Abadir and M. Breuer, "Test Schedules for VLSI Circuits Having Built-In Test Hardware," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 35, no. , pp. 361-367, 1986.