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Frontiers in Electronic Testing

Embedded Processor-Based Self-Test

Authors: Gizopoulos, Dimitris, Paschalis, A., Zorian, Yervant

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Embedded Processor-Based Self-Test is a guide to self-testing strategies for embedded processors. Embedded processors are regularly used today in most System-on-Chips (SoCs). Testing of microprocessors and embedded processors has always been a challenge because most traditional testing techniques fail when applied to them. This is due to the complex sequential structure of processor architectures, which consists of high performance datapath units and sophisticated control logic for performance optimization. Structured Design-for-Testability (DfT) and hardware-based self-testing techniques, which usually have a non-trivial impact on a circuit’s performance, size and power, can not be applied without serious consideration and careful incorporation into the processor design.

Embedded Processor-Based Self-Test shows how the powerful embedded functionality that processors offer can be utilized as a self-testing resource. Through a discussion of different strategies the book emphasizes on the emerging area of Software-Based Self-Testing (SBST). SBST is based on the idea of execution of embedded software programs to perform self-testing of the processor itself and its surrounding blocks in the SoC. SBST is a low-cost strategy in terms of overhead (area, speed, power), development effort and test application cost, as it is applied using low-cost, low-speed test equipment.

Embedded Processor-Based Self-Test can be used by designers, DfT engineers, test practitioners, researchers and students working on digital testing, and in particular processor and SoC test. This book sets the framework for comparisons among different SBST methodologies by discussing key requirements. It presents successful applications of SBST to a number of embedded processors of different complexities and instruction set architectures.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Gizopoulos, Dimitris (et al.)

  • Design of Processor-Based SoC

    Pages 7-19

    Gizopoulos, Dimitris (et al.)

  • Testing of Processor-Based SoC

    Pages 21-53

    Gizopoulos, Dimitris (et al.)

  • Processor Testing Techniques

    Pages 55-79

    Gizopoulos, Dimitris (et al.)

  • Software-Based Processor Self-Testing

    Pages 81-155

    Gizopoulos, Dimitris (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Embedded Processor-Based Self-Test
Authors
Series Title
Frontiers in Electronic Testing
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2801-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2801-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2785-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5252-3
Series ISSN
0929-1296
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 217
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations
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