Trace-Based Post-Silicon Validation for VLSI Circuits, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319005332
  • ISBN-13: 9783319005331
  • DDC: 621.395
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 108 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book first provides a comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art validation solutions based on real-time signal tracing to guarantee the correctness of VLSI circuits.  The authors discuss several key challenges in post-silicon validation and provide automated solutions that are systematic and cost-effective.  A series of automatic tracing solutions and innovative design for debug (DfD) techniques are described, including techniques for trace signal selection for enhancing visibility of functional errors, a multiplexed signal tracing strategy for improving functional error detection, a tracing solution for debugging electrical errors, an interconnection fabric for increasing data bandwidth and supporting multi-core debug, an interconnection fabric design and optimization technique to increase transfer flexibility and a DfD design and associated tracing solution for improving debug efficiency and expanding tracing window. The solutions presented in this book improve the validation quality of VLSI circuits, and ultimately enable the design and fabrication of reliable electronic devices.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: State of the Art on Post-Silicon Validation.
3: Signal Selection for Visibility Enhancement.
4: Multiplexed Tracing for Design Error.
5: Tracing for Electrical Error.
6: Reusing Test Access Mechanisms.
7: Interconnection Fabric for Flexible Tracing.
8: Interconnection Fabric for Systematic Tracing.
9: Conclusion.