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Intelligent Pseudo Oscillator for Testability

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036634D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Luckett, GC Mirek, GA Tremper, SR Wu, DM [+details]

Abstract

With rapid improvements in design and simulation tools, designers are able to use an automatic logic synthesizer to create a circuit design which satisfies logic functions. Unfortunately, it may create testability problems, e.g., untested faults occur in the circuits. In some cases, aggressive circuit designers design a high performance or low cost circuit with tradeoffs which violate LSSD design rules. As a result, the circuits run well in the functional mode but fail in the testing environments.