Software-based self-test (SBST) is being widely used in both manufacturing and in-the-ﬁeld testing of processor-based devices and Systems-on-Chips. Unfortunately, the stuck-at fault model is increasingly inadequate to match the new and different types of defects in the most recent semiconductor technologies, while the explicit and separate targeting of every fault model in SBST is cumbersome due to the high complexity of the test-generation process, the lack of automation tools, and the high CPU-intensity of the fault-simulation process. Moreover, defects in advanced semiconductor technologies are not always covered by the most commonly used fault-models, and the probability of defect-escapes increases even more. To overcome these shortcomings we propose the ﬁrst fault-independent method for generating software-based self-test procedures. The proposed method is almost fully automated, it offers high coverage of non- modeled faults by means of a novel SBST-oriented probabilistic metric, and it is very fast as it omits the time-consuming test- generation/fault-simulation processes. Extensive experiments on the OpenRISC OR1200 processor show the advantages of the proposed method.
Fault-Independent Test-Generation for Software-Based Self-Testing / Georgiou, Panagiotis; Kavousianos, Xrysovalantis; Cantoro, Riccardo; Reorda, Matteo Sonza. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON DEVICE AND MATERIALS RELIABILITY. - ISSN 1530-4388. - STAMPA. - (2019), pp. 1-1.
|Titolo:||Fault-Independent Test-Generation for Software-Based Self-Testing|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TDMR.2019.2911022|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|