Digital Circuit Testing and Testability

Digital Circuit Testing and Testability

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In the past few years, reliable hardware system design has become increasingly important in the computer industry. Digital Circuit Testing and Testability is an easy to use introduction to the practices and techniques in this field. Parag K. Lala writes in a user-friendly and tutorial style, making the book easy to read, even for the newcomer to fault-tolerant system design. Each informative chapter is self-contained, with little or no previous knowledge of a topic assumed. Extensive references follow each chapter, making further research in a particular area readily available. Each chapter covers a different aspect or technological component of fault-tolerant system design, and this book is an excellent compilation of up-to-date information in an area where such a book is needed.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 199 pages
  • 159.8 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 587.22g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 168 b&w illustrations, index
  • 0124343309
  • 9780124343306

Table of contents

Faults in Digital Circuits: Failures and Faults. Modeling of Faults. Temporary Faults. Test Generation for Combinational Logic Circuits: Fault Diagnosis of Digital Circuits. Test Generation Techniques for Combinatorial Circuits. Multiple Fault Detection in Combinational Logic Circuits. Testable Combinational Logic Circuit Design: The Reed-Muller Expansion Technique. Three Level OR-AND-OR Design. Automatic Synthesis of Testable Logic. Testable Design of Multi-Level Combinational Circuits. Synthesis of Random Pattern Testable Combinational Circuits. Path Delay Fault Testable Combinational Logic Design. Testable PLA Design. Test Generation for Sequential Circuits: Testing of Sequential Circuits as IterativeCombinational Circuits. State Table Verification. Test Generation Based on Circuit Structure. Functional Fault Models. Test Generation Based on Functional Fault Models. Design of Testable Sequential Circuits: Controllability and Observability. Ad hoc Design Rules for Improving Testability. Design of Diagnosable Sequential Circuits. The Scan-Path Technique for Testable Sequential Circuit Design. Level-Sensitive Scan Design (LSSD). Random Access Scan Technique. Partial Scan. Testable Sequential Circuit Design Using Non-Scan Techniques. Cross Check. Boundary Scan. Built-In Self Test: Test Pattern for BIST. Output Response Analysis. Circular BIST. BIST Architecture. Testable Memory Design: RAM Fault Models. Test Algorithms for RAMs. Detection of Pattern Sensitive Faults. BIST Techniques for RAM Chips. Test Generation and BIST for Embedded RAMs. Subject Index.
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About Parag K. Lala

The author is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. He is the author of more than 75 papers, and three books published by Prentice Hall. His research interests include design for testability, self-checking logic design, automatic logic synthesis of low power logic circuits, andCPLD/FPGA based system design. He received a M.S. from King's College, London, and a Ph.D. from the City University of London.
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