Issue No. 04 - April (1986 vol. 35)
S. Bozorgui-Nesbat , Schlumberger Research Laboratories
A new technique for designing easily testable PLA's is presented. The salient features of this technique are: 1) low overhead, 2) high fault coverage, 3) simple design, and 4) little or no impact on normal operation of PLA's. This technique consists of the addition of input lines in such a way that, in test mode, any single product line can be activated and its associated circuitry and device can be tested. Using this technique, all multiple stuck-at faults, as well as all multiple extra and multiple missing device faults, are detected.
test generation for PLA's, Design for testability, PLA testing, programmable logic arrays (PLA)
E. McCluskey and S. Bozorgui-Nesbat, "Lower Overhead Design for Testability of Programmable Logic Arrays," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 35, no. , pp. 379-383, 1986.