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Method and Mechanism to Efficiently Initialize Latches that are not part of a Scan Chain (Non-Scan Latches)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020286D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Nov-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Nov-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Some latches in a chip are non-scanable, need nethertheless to be initialized. The disclosure below shows how to initialize such latches to a fix value with no additional signals than the one required for scanning scan latches.