Enhanced Scan Segmentation for Low Power DFT

Excessive test power dissipation during scan testing of an SOC may cause reliability and yield concerns for the circuit under test (CUT). We propose an enhanced scan segmentation method using logic cluster controllability (LoCCo) technique for scan chain stitching to reduce test power efficiently. After LoCCo based scan stitching, since the trailing edge of scan chains contain very less switching transitions, we optimize the number of segments needed. This enables segmentation hardware
more » ... and still achieve lower power scan test compared to conventional method. Test cases prepared from ITC'99 standard circuits and industrial designs in 40nm CMOS and 28FDSOI technology were used for comparison. LoCCo based scan segmentation gave a shift power reduction of up-to 21.7% over conventional scan segmentation. Up-to 8.6%, shift power gain was observed even with 25% reduced segmentation when enhanced scan segmentation technique is used
doi:10.35940/ijitee.h7428.078919 fatcat:ghuuipxvdfcvhjcs4f3phiqjmi