A NOVEL MIXED-MODE DESIGN OF LFSR'S FOR VLSIC BUILT-IN SELF-TEST.

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$40,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5212
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Solicitation Topic Code:
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Solicitation Number:
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Small Business Information
Computer Sciences Applications
P.o. Box F, Arcadia, CA, 91006
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Constantine S. Ananiades
Chief Scientist
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE USE OF LINEAR FEEDBACK SHIFT REGISTERS (LFSR) FOR PSEUDO-RANDOM STIMULI GENERATION AND RESPONSE COMPRESSION IN BUILT-IN SELF-TEST (BIST) IMPOSES CIRCUITRY AND INTERCONNECT OVERHEAD WHILE FAILING TO PROVIDE THOROUGH FAULT COVERAGE. COMPUTER SCIENCE APPLICATIONS, INC. PROPOSES TO INVESTIGATE THE USE OF A MIXED-MODE LFSR/SCAN-PATH TEST STRUCTURE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A TESTING TECHNIQUE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE GREATER EFFICIENCY AND INCREASED TEST EFFECTIVENESS. THEY WILL INVESTIGATE THE MATHEMATICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THOROUGHNESS OF THE GENERATED TEST PATTERN VERSUS AN EXHAUSTIVE SET, AND OF THE FAULT DETECTING ABILITY OF THE GENERATED SIGNATURE VERSUS ALIASING AND FAULT MASKING. THEY EXPECT THESE EFFECTS TO BE COMPARABLE TO THOSE ANTICIPATED FROM EFFECTIVELY DOUBLING THE LENGTH OF THE REGISTER. AFTER DEVELOPING THE OPTIMAL METHOD OF TEST APPLICATION AND THE FUNCTIONAL DEFINITION OF THE TEST STRUCTURE, THEY WILL EXPLORE THE PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF DESIGNING AND INTERCONNECTING A HARDWARE MACROCELL FOR USE WITHIN A DESIGN STYLE IN A FAMILY OF CHIPS INTENDED FOR A SPECIFIC APPLICATION.

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