It is well-known that two-pattern tests, which are required to detect stuck-open faults in CMOS logic circuits, can be invalidated if circuit delays have been ignored in their derivation. Furthermore, for certain CMOS circuits a robust test set, which remains valid in the presence of arbitrary circuit delays, may not exist. However, for most CMOS circuits a robust test set does exist. In this paper we present a method for obtaining a test set based on two-pattern tests to robustly test for all single stuck-open faults. If the test set is based on three-pattern tests, then we show that it can detect all multiple stuck-open faults robustly.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science(all)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering