Mixed-Mode BIST Using Embedded Processors [chapter]

Sybille Hellebrand, Hans-Joachim Wunderlich, Andre Hertwig
1998 On-Line Testing for VLSI  
In complex systems, embedded processors may be used to run software routines for test pattern generation and response evaluation. For system components which are not completely random pattern testable, the test programs have to generate deterministic patterns after random testing. Usually the random test part of the program requires long run times whereas the part for deterministic testing has high memory requirements. In this paper it is shown that an appropriate selection of the random
more » ... f the random pattern test method can significantly reduce the memory requirements of the deterministic part. A new, highly efficient scheme for software-based random pattern testing is proposed, and it is shown how to extend the scheme for deterministic test pattern generation. The entire test scheme may also be used for implementing a scan based BIST in hardware.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4757-6069-9_12 fatcat:gzod7bdmmrdwrdhv6epi5ck4dm