Accession Number : ADA167932
Title : Testing Methods for Integrated Circuit Chips.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Betoner,Zafer
Report Date : 27 Mar 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 84
Abstract : Provision for the functional testing of fabricated VLSI chips frequently involves as much design effort as the original chip design itself. Often the hardware requirements for testing involve a large expense. This research investigates the logical and functional requirements for chip testing. Available approaches are examined and their capabilities noted. Methods of communication between the test controller and the device under test are examined as well as logical structure of the test controller. Two candidate approaches are selected for comparison. (1) A standard general-purpose processor with standard bus interface serves as the test controller and (2) a custom VLSI test controller interfacing directly to the device under test. As a result, a test system architecture is proposed.
Descriptors : *CHIPS(ELECTRONICS) , *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS , CONTROL , FUNCTIONS , REQUIREMENTS , COMPUTERS , INTERFACES , TEST METHODS , THESES , TEST EQUIPMENT , PROCESSING EQUIPMENT , COSTS , ARCHITECTURE
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE