Publication detail

RTL Testability Analysis Based on Genetic Algorithm Implementation

STRNADEL, J., KOTÁSEK, Z.

Original Title

RTL Testability Analysis Based on Genetic Algorithm Implementation

English Title

RTL Testability Analysis Based on Genetic Algorithm Implementation

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The paper deals with a new approach to the RTL testability analysis. The approach is based on genetic algorithm theory and applies registers selected into UUA (Unit Under Analysis) scan chain as a population in genetic algorithm process. Quality of selecting registers into UUA scan chain is evaluated by the fitness function which takes into account the number of registers selected into UUA scan chains, number of UUA testable nodes and cost measure needed to test all UUA nodes. Thus, the genetic algorithm is used to find the optimal solution for the the scan chain structure. On the testability analysis basis, UUA modificatins leading to UUA nodes testability improvement are suggested. The goal of this methodology is to maximally utilize original UUA structure for test purposes to reduce necessary UUA modifications.

English abstract

The paper deals with a new approach to the RTL testability analysis. The approach is based on genetic algorithm theory and applies registers selected into UUA (Unit Under Analysis) scan chain as a population in genetic algorithm process. Quality of selecting registers into UUA scan chain is evaluated by the fitness function which takes into account the number of registers selected into UUA scan chains, number of UUA testable nodes and cost measure needed to test all UUA nodes. Thus, the genetic algorithm is used to find the optimal solution for the the scan chain structure. On the testability analysis basis, UUA modificatins leading to UUA nodes testability improvement are suggested. The goal of this methodology is to maximally utilize original UUA structure for test purposes to reduce necessary UUA modifications.

Keywords

RTL testability analysis, scan register

RIV year

2001

Released

05.12.2001

Publisher

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB-TU Ostrava

Location

Ostrava

ISBN

80-7078-907-7

Book

Proceedings of the IWCIT'01

Pages from

83

Pages to

88

Pages count

6

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT5612,
  author="Zdeněk {Kotásek} and Josef {Strnadel}",
  title="RTL Testability Analysis Based on Genetic Algorithm Implementation",
  annote="The paper deals with a new approach to the RTL testability analysis. The approach is based on genetic algorithm theory and applies registers selected into UUA (Unit Under Analysis) scan chain as a population in genetic algorithm process. Quality of selecting registers into UUA scan chain is evaluated by the fitness function which takes into account the number of registers selected into UUA scan chains, number of UUA testable nodes and cost measure needed to test all UUA nodes. Thus, the genetic algorithm is used to find the optimal solution for the the scan chain structure. On the testability analysis basis, UUA modificatins leading to UUA nodes testability improvement are suggested. The goal of this methodology is to maximally utilize original UUA structure for test purposes to reduce necessary UUA modifications.",
  address="Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB-TU Ostrava",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the IWCIT'01",
  chapter="5612",
  institution="Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB-TU Ostrava",
  year="2001",
  month="december",
  pages="83--88",
  publisher="Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB-TU Ostrava",
  type="conference paper"
}