Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Test of VLSI systems

EE-530

Lecturer(s) :

Schmid Alexandre

Language:

English

Summary

Test of VLSI Systems covers theoretical knowledge related to the major algorithms used in VLSI test, and design for test techniques. Basic knowledge related to computer-aided design for test techniques, and their integration into a design-flow are presented.

Content

This course covers the analysis and implementation of test techniques for digital VLSI. Regular class lectures form the core of the course.Introduction to test theoryIntroductory topics cover the role of testing, automatic test equipment and an overview of the economics of test.Test methodsIn a second part, fault modeling and test methods are studied. The major topics that will be considered are related to fault simulation, automatic test-pattern generation (significant combinational and sequential ATPG algorithms), measures of testability and miscellaneous test methods. Industry popular models and algorithms are presented and exercised. Design for testabilityA third part sets the focus on design for test (DFT) techniques. Tackled topics include scan design, built-in-self-testing (BIST - LFSR and signatures) and the Boundary-Scan standard (JTAG). Testing of memory circuits is also presented.

Aside from theoretical lectures, a number of course modules are devoted to in-class guided exercise sessions, and hand-on computer laboratory sessions, which take place along the semester and complement with a practical-oriented presentation of the topics.

Keywords

VLSI systems test, integrated circuits test, D-algorithm, design for test

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Basics of VLSI, digital systems

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra class lectures, exercises and practical exercises

Expected student activities

Attend class lectures, solve exercises, attend and solve practical laboratory exercises using professional software

Assessment methods

Written, with a mandatory continuous control written midterm and laboratory sessions

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Lecture notes

M. Bushnell, V. D. Agrawal, Essentials of Electronic Testing, Springer, 2000

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Projects

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14ELA2    
14-15    
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German