This paper presents a selective scan slice grouping technique for test data compression. In conventional selective encoding methods, the existence of a conflict bit contributes to large encoding data. However, many conflict bits are efficiently removed using the scan slice grouping technique, which leads to a dramatic improvement of encoding efficiency. Experiments performed with large ITC'99 benchmark circuits presents the effectiveness of the proposed technique and the test data volume is reduced up to 92% compared to random-filled test patterns.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence