Fault Simulation of Mixed Technology Cards Using Physical Devices
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Disclosed is a method for performing fault simulation of mixed technology cards containing vendor VLSI components. The objective of such a simulator would be to produce fault-locating diagnostics and a measurement of test effectiveness. Several well-known methods of performing fault simulation utilizing strictly software behaviors are documented in the literature. However, what is missing is a procedure for performing fault simulation utilizing a combination of software behaviors and actual physical devices. What is presented here is a method for performing fault simulation of physical devices and solving the problem of how to propagate faults through a correctly functioning physical device.