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Issue No. 01 - January (1990 vol. 39)
ISSN: 0018-9340
pp: 138-141
<p>A compression of test responses technique for a built-in self-test (BIST) VLSI design is presented. The authors introduce the notion of a robust compression technique which incorporates prior knowledge of the statistics of fault-free responses under pseudorandom testing to achieve a guaranteed error detectability independent of a distribution of errors. The presented robust quadratic compressor requires two r-bit registers (r-bit signature) more than a multiple-input linear feedback shift register; however, it provides for equal protection against all error patterns. Therefore, quadratic compressors are optimal and robust with respect to a statistics of errors in a device under test.</p>
optimal robust compression; test responses; built-in self-test; VLSI design; statistics; fault-free responses; pseudorandom testing; error detectability; automatic testing; data compression; integrated circuit testing; logic testing; VLSI.

P. Nagvajara and M. Karpovsky, "Optimal Robust Compression of Test Responses," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 39, no. , pp. 138-141, 1990.
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