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Digital System Test and Testable Design

Using HDL Models and Architectures


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Zainalabedin Navabi
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


Digital System Test and Testable Design: Using HDL Models and Architectures by: Zainalabedin Navabi This book is about digital system test and testable design. The concepts of testing and testability are treated together with digital design practices and methodologies. The book uses Verilog models and testbenches for implementing and explaining fault simulation and test generation algorithms. Extensive use of Verilog and Verilog PLI for test applications is what distinguishes this book from other test and testability books. Verilog eliminates ambiguities in test algorithms and BIST and DFT hardware architectures, and it clearly describes the architecture of the testability hardware and its test sessions. Describing many of the on-chip decompression algorithms in Verilog helps to evaluate these algorithms in terms of hardware overhead and timing, and thus feasibility of using them for System-on-Chip designs. Extensive use of testbenches and testbench development techniques is another unique feature of this book. Using PLI in developing testbenches and virtual testers provides a powerful programming tool, interfaced with hardware described in Verilog. This mixed hardware / software environment facilitates description of complex test programs and test strategies. •Combines design and test •Describes test methods in Verilog and PLI, which makes the methods more understandable and the gates possible to simulate •Simulation of gate models allows fault simulation and test generation, while Verilog testbenches inject faults, evaluate fault coverage and apply new test patterns •Describes DFT, compression, decompression, and BIST techniques in Verilog, which makes the hardware of the architectures easier to understand and allows simulation and evaluation of the testability methods •Virtual testers (Verilog testbenches) play the role of ATEs for driving scan tests and examining the circuit under test •Verilog descriptions of scan designs and BIST architectures are available that can be used in actual designs •PLI test utilities developed in-text are available for download •Introductory Video for Verilog basics, software developed in-text, and PLI basics available for download •Powerpoint slides available for each chapter


BIST BIST Architetures Design for Test Digital System Test Electronic Testing Fault Modeling Fault Simulation HDL Hardware Description Language Memory Testing PLI Testable Design Zainalabedin

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Electrical & Computer, EngineeringWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

About the authors

About the Author Dr. Zainalabedin Navabi is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Navabi is the author of several textbooks and computer based trainings on VHDL, Verilog and related tools and environments. Dr. Navabi’s involvement with hardware description languages begins in 1976, when he started the development of a register-transfer level simulator for one of the very first HDLs. In 1981 he completed the development of a synthesis tool that generated MOS layout from an RTL description. Since 1981, Dr. Navabi has been involved in the design, definition and implementation of Hardware Description Languages. He has written numerous papers on the application of HDLs in simulation, synthesis and test of digital systems. He started one of the first full HDL courses at Northeastern University in 1990. Since then he has conducted many short courses and tutorials on this subject in the United States and abroad. In addition to being a professor, he is also a consultant to CAE companies. Dr. Navabi received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1978 and 1891, and his B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975. He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of IEEE Computer Society, member of ASEE, and ACM.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Digital System Test and Testable Design
  • Book Subtitle Using HDL Models and Architectures
  • Authors Zainalabedin Navabi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-7547-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7927-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-7548-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 435
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Mathematics, general
    Philosophy, general
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