© 1998

Delay Fault Testing for VLSI Circuits


Part of the Frontiers in Electronic Testing book series (FRET, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Angela Krstić, Kwang-Ting Cheng
    Pages 1-5
  3. Angela Krstić, Kwang-Ting Cheng
    Pages 7-22
  4. Angela Krstić, Kwang-Ting Cheng
    Pages 23-31
  5. Angela Krstić, Kwang-Ting Cheng
    Pages 33-44
  6. Angela Krstić, Kwang-Ting Cheng
    Pages 45-76
  7. Angela Krstić, Kwang-Ting Cheng
    Pages 77-100
  8. Angela Krstić, Kwang-Ting Cheng
    Pages 101-130
  9. Angela Krstić, Kwang-Ting Cheng
    Pages 131-155
  10. Angela Krstić, Kwang-Ting Cheng
    Pages 157-168
  11. Angela Krstić, Kwang-Ting Cheng
    Pages 169-172
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 173-191

About this book


In the early days of digital design, we were concerned with the logical correctness of circuits. We knew that if we slowed down the clock signal sufficiently, the circuit would function correctly. With improvements in the semiconductor process technology, our expectations on speed have soared. A frequently asked question in the last decade has been how fast can the clock run. This puts significant demands on timing analysis and delay testing. Fueled by the above events, a tremendous growth has occurred in the research on delay testing. Recent work includes fault models, algorithms for test generation and fault simulation, and methods for design and synthesis for testability. The authors of this book, Angela Krstic and Tim Cheng, have personally contributed to this research. Now they do an even greater service to the profession by collecting the work of a large number of researchers. In addition to expounding such a great deal of information, they have delivered it with utmost clarity. To further the reader's understanding many key concepts are illustrated by simple examples. The basic ideas of delay testing have reached a level of maturity that makes them suitable for practice. In that sense, this book is the best x DELAY FAULT TESTING FOR VLSI CIRCUITS available guide for an engineer designing or testing VLSI systems. Tech­ niques for path delay testing and for use of slower test equipment to test high-speed circuits are of particular interest.


VLSI computer-aided design (CAD) design integrated circuit modeling quality simulation stability

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Delay Fault Testing for VLSI Circuits
  • Authors Angela Krstic
    Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng
  • Series Title Frontiers in Electronic Testing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-8295-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7561-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-5597-1
  • Series ISSN 0929-1296
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 191
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Electrical Engineering
    Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design
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