The sequential behavior of CMOS logic circuits in the presence of stuck-open faults requires that an initialization input followed by a test input be applied to detect such a fault. However, a test set based on the assumption that delays through all gates and interconnections are zero can be invalidated in the presence of arbitrary delays in the circuit. The authors present a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of a test set, which cannot be invalidated under arbitrary delays, for an AND-OR or OR-AND CMOS realization for any given function. They also introduce a hybrid CMOS realization which, for any given function, is guaranteed to have a valid test set under arbitrary delays.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1985|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering