Trace-Based Post-Silicon Validation for VLSI Circuits

  • Xiao Liu
  • Qiang Xu

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 252)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Xiao Liu, Qiang Xu
    Pages 1-4
  3. Xiao Liu, Qiang Xu
    Pages 5-10
  4. Xiao Liu, Qiang Xu
    Pages 11-30
  5. Xiao Liu, Qiang Xu
    Pages 31-46
  6. Xiao Liu, Qiang Xu
    Pages 47-60
  7. Xiao Liu, Qiang Xu
    Pages 61-72
  8. Xiao Liu, Qiang Xu
    Pages 73-85
  9. Xiao Liu, Qiang Xu
    Pages 87-99
  10. Xiao Liu, Qiang Xu
    Pages 101-102
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 103-108

About this book


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.

·         Provides a comprehensive summary of state-of-the-art on post-silicon validation;

·         Offers automated solutions that are systematic and cost-effective for post-silicon validation, from trace signal selection to trace data transfer;

·         Illustrate key concepts and algorithms with real examples.






Correctness of VLSI Circuits Design for Debug Functional Error Detection Post-silicon Validation Real-time Embedded Systems Signal Tracing for Validation

Authors and affiliations

  • Xiao Liu
    • 1
  • Qiang Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California, BerkeleyStanfordUSA
  2. 2.The Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, N.T.Hong Kong SAR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00532-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00533-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1876-1100
  • Series Online ISSN 1876-1119
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