A Novel Path Delay Fault Simulator Using Binary Logic

Ananta K. Majhi, James Jacob, Lalit M. Patnaik
1996 VLSI design (Print)  
A novel path delay fault simulator for combinational logic circuits which is capable of detecting both robust and nonrobust paths is presented. Particular emphasis has been given for the use of binary logic rather than the multiple-valued logic as used in the existing simulators which contributes to the reduction of the overall complexity of the algorithm. A rule based approach has been developed which identifies all robust and nonrobust paths tested by a two-pattern test <V1,V2>, while
more » ... ing from the POs to PIs in a depth-first manner. Rules are also given to find probable glitches and to determine how they propagate through the circuit, which enables the identification of nonrobust paths. Experimental results on several ISCAS'85 benchmark circuits demonstrate the efficiency of the algorithm.
doi:10.1155/1996/25839 fatcat:g23r5a4de5haxhhcojvmvjpiri