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Overview 1. Introduction 2. Testability measuring 3. Design for testability 4. Built in Self-Test Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Self-Test Outline • Motivation for BIST • Testing SoC with BIST • Test per Scan and Test per Clock • HW and SW based BIST • Hybrid BIST • Pseudorandom test generation with LFSR • Exhaustive and pseudoexhaustive test generation • Response compaction methods • Signature analyzers Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Testing Challenges: SoC Test Cores have to be tested on chip Source: Intel Source: Elcoteq Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Self-Test System-on-Chip • Advances in microelectronics technology have introduced a new paradigm in IC design: System-on-Chip (SoC) 149. 1 Sel • Many systems f - t est are nowadays designed by cont r ol embedding predesigned and preverified complex functional blocks (cores) into U D L one single die D Legacy SP cor e cor e • Such a design style allows designers to reuse previous designs and will lead to shorter time-to-market and reduced cost Int er f ace Cont r ol SoC structure breakdown: U DL • 10% UDL Copm pl ex cor e Em • 75% memory bedded DR AM • 50% in-house cores • 60-70% soft cores Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Self-Test in Complex Digital Systems Test architecture components: SoC SoC Peripheral • Test pattern source & sink SRAM Component SRAM Interconnect • Test Access Mechanism Test Access Mechanism • Core test wrapper Wrapper ROM Core CPU Under Sink Test Solutions: • Off-chip solution Source Test Access Mechanism – need for external ATE • Combined solution DRAM MPEG UDL – mostly on-chip, ATE needed for control • On-chip solution – BIST Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Self-Test in Complex Digital Systems Test architecture components: SoC SoC Peripheral • Test pattern source & sink SRAM Component SRAM Interconnect • Test Access Mechanism • Core test wrapper Wrapper ROM Core CPUSource Under Sink Test Solutions: • Off-chip solution – need for external ATE • Combined solution DRAM MPEG UDL – mostly on-chip, ATE needed for control • On-chip solution – BIST Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA What is BIST • On circuit – Test pattern generation Test Pattern Generation (TPG) – Response verification Circuitry Under Test • Random pattern BIST Control Unit CUT generation, very long tests Test Response Analysis (TRA) IC • Response compression Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA SoC BIST Optimization: Embedded Tester - testing time Core 1 Core 2 - memory cost Test Test access - power consumption Controller BIST mechanism - hardware cost BIST - test quality Tester Memory BIST BIST BIST Core 3 Core 4 Core 5 System on Chip Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Self-Test • Motivations for BIST: – Need for a cost-efficient testing (general motivation) – Doubts about the stuck-at fault model – Increasing difficulties with TPG (Test Pattern Generation) – Growing volume of test pattern data – Cost of ATE (Automatic Test Equipment) – Test application time – Gap between tester and UUT (Unit Under Test) speeds • Drawbacks of BIST: – Additional pins and silicon area needed – Decreased reliability due to increased silicon area – Performance impact due to additional circuitry – Additional design time and cost Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Costly Test Problems Alleviated by BIST • Increasing chip logic-to-pin ratio – harder observability • Increasingly dense devices and faster clocks • Increasing test generation and application times • Increasing size of test vectors stored in ATE • Expensive ATE needed for 1 GHz clocking chips • Hard testability insertion – designers unfamiliar with gate- level logic, since they design at behavioral level • In-circuit testing no longer technically feasible • Shortage of test engineers • Circuit testing cannot be easily partitioned Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST in Maintenance and Repair • Useful for field test and diagnosis (less expensive than a local automatic test equipment) • Disadvantages of software tests for field test and diagnosis (nonBIST): – Low hardware fault coverage – Low diagnostic resolution – Slow to operate • Hardware BIST benefits: – Lower system test effort – Improved system maintenance and repair – Improved component repair – Better diagnosis Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Benefits and Costs of BIST with DFT Level Design Fabri- Manuf. Maintenance Diagnosis Service and test cation Test test and repair interruption Chips +/- + - Boards +/- + - - System +/- + - - - - + Cost increase - Cost saving +/- Cost increase may balance cost reduction Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Economics – BIST Costs Chip area overhead for: • Test controller • Hardware pattern generator • Hardware response compacter • Testing of BIST hardware Pin overhead -- At least 1 pin needed to activate BIST operation Performance overhead – extra path delays due to BIST Yield loss – due to increased chip area or more chips In system because of BIST Reliability reduction – due to increased area Increased BIST hardware complexity – happens when BIST hardware is made testable Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST Benefits • Faults tested: Single stuck-at faults Delay faults Single stuck-at faults in BIST hardware • BIST benefits Reduced testing and maintenance cost Lower test generation cost Reduced storage / maintenance of test patterns Simpler and less expensive ATE Can test many units in parallel Shorter test application times Can test at functional system speed Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST Techniques • BIST techniques are classified: – on-line BIST - includes concurrent and nonconcurrent techniques – off-line BIST - includes functional and structural approaches • On-line BIST - testing occurs during normal functional operation – Concurrent on-line BIST - testing occurs simultaneously with normal operation mode, usually coding techniques or duplication and comparison are used – Nonconcurrent on-line BIST - testing is carried out while a system is in an idle state, often by executing diagnostic software or firmware routines • Off-line BIST - system is not in its normal working mode, usually – on-chip test generators and output response analyzers or microdiagnostic routines – Functional off-line BIST is based on a functional description of the Component Under Test (CUT) and uses functional high-level fault models – Structural off-line BIST is based on the structure of the CUT and uses structural fault models (e.g. SAF) Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Detailed BIST Architecture Source: VLSI Test: Bushnell-Agrawal Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Self-Test • BIST components: – Test pattern generator Test Pattern Generation (TPG) (TPG) – Test response analyzer (TRA) • TPG & TRA are usually Circuitry Under Test BIST implemented as linear Control Unit feedback shift registers CUT (LFSR) • Two widespread Test Response Analysis (TRA) schemes: – test-per-scan – test-per-clock Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Self-Test Test pattern BIST Test response generator Control analysator Test per Scan: Scan Path Initial test set: CUT T1: 1100 Scan Path . T2: 1010 . . T3: 0101 Scan Path T4: 1001 Test application: • Assumes existing scan architecture 1100 T 1010 T 0101T 1001 T • Drawback: Number of clocks = 4 x 4 + 4 = 20 – Long test application time Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Self-Test Test per Clock: • Initial test set: • T1: 1100 Combinational Circuit • T2: 1010 • T3: 0101 Under Test • T4: 1001 • Test application: Scan-Path Register • 1 10 0 1 0 1 0 01 01 1001 • • T1 T4 T3 T2 • Number of clocks = 10 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BILBO BIST Architecture Working modes: B1 LFSR 1 B1 B2 B2 0 0 Reset 0 1 Flip-flop (normal) CC1 1 0 Scan mode 1 1 Test mode Testing modes: B1 LFSR 2 B2 CC1: LFSR 1 - TPG LFSR 2 - SA CC2 CC2: LFSR 2 - TPG LFSR 1 - SA Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BILBO BIST Architecture: Example • Testing epoch I: LFSR1 generates tests for CUT1 and CUT2 BILBO2 (LFSR3) compacts CUT1 (CUT2) • Testing epoch II: BILBO2 generates test patterns for CUT3 LFSR3 compacts CUT3 response Source: VLSI Test: Bushnell-Agrawal Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Pattern Generation • Store in ROM – too expensive • Exhaustive • Pseudo-exhaustive • Pseudo-random (LFSR) – Preferred method • Binary counters – use more hardware than LFSR • Modified counters • Test pattern augmentation LFSR combined with a few patterns in ROM Hardware diffracter – generates pattern cluster in neighborhood of pattern stored in ROM Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Pattern Generation Pseudorandom Test generation by LFSR: ... • Using special LFSR registers ho h1 hn • Several proposals: Xo X1 ... Xn – BILBO – CSTP LFSR • Main characteristics of LFSR: – polynomial CUT – initial state – test length LFSR Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Some Definitions • LFSR – Linear feedback shift register, hardware that generates pseudo-random pattern sequence • BILBO – Built-in logic block observer, extra hardware added to flip-flops so they can be reconfigured as an LFSR pattern generator or response compacter, a scan chain, or as flip-flops • Exhaustive testing – Apply all possible 2n patterns to a circuit with n inputs • Pseudo-exhaustive testing – Break circuit into small, overlapping blocks and test each exhaustively • Pseudo-random testing – Algorithmic pattern generator that produces a subset of all possible tests with most of the properties of randomly-generated patterns Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA More Definitions • Irreducible polynomial – Boolean polynomial that cannot be factored • Primitive polynomial – Boolean polynomial p (x) that can be used to compute increasing powers n of xn modulo p (x) to obtain all possible non-zero polynomials of degree less than p (x) • Signature – Any statistical circuit property distinguishing between bad and good circuits • TPG – Hardware test pattern generator • PRPG – Hardware Pseudo-Random Pattern Generator • MISR – Multiple Input Response Analyzer Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Pseudorandom Test Generation LFSR – Linear Feedback Shift Register: Standard LFSR 1 x x2 x3 x4 Modular LFSR x4 1 x x2 x3 Polynomial: P(x) = 1 + x3 + x4 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR c1 c2 c3 c4 y1 y2 y3 y4 x x2 x3 x4 y0 j n y j (t ) y j 1 (t 1) for j j 0 y0 (t ) c j y j (t ) j 1 y j (t ) y0 (t j ) j n y j (t ) y0 (t ) x y0 (t ) c j y0 (t ) x j j j 1 where j represents the time translation units Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR c1 c2 c3 c4 y1 y2 y3 y4 x x2 x3 x4 y0 j n j n y0 (t )( c j x j ) 1 0 y0 (t ) c j y0 (t ) x j j 1 j 1 Polynomial: j n y0 (t ) y0 (t ) c j x j y0 (t ) Pn ( x) 0 j 1 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR c1 c2 c3 c4 y1 y2 y3 y4 x x2 x3 x4 y0 Characteristic polynomial: y0 (t ) Pn ( x) 0 For y0 (t ) 0 Pn ( x) 0 j n where Pn ( x) 1 c j x j j 1 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Pseudorandom Test Generation LFSR – Linear Feedback Shift Register: 1 x x2 x3 x4 Polynomial: P(x) = 1 + x3 + x4 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Matrix Equation for Standard LFSR Xn (t + 1) 0 1 0 … 0 0 Xn (t) Xn-1 (t + 1) 0 0 1 … 0 0 Xn-1 (t) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . = . . . . . . X3 (t + 1) 0 0 0 … 1 0 X3 (t) X2 (t + 1) 0 0 0 … 0 1 X2 (t) X1 (t + 1) 1 hn-1 hn-2 … h2 h1 X1 (t) X (t + 1) = Ts X (t) (Ts is companion matrix) 1 x x2 x3 x4 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Pseudorandom Test Generation 1 x x2 x3 x4 t x x2 x3 x4 t x x2 x3 x4 Polynomial: P(x) = 1 + x3 + x4 1 0 0 0 1 9 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 10 1 0 1 0 X4 (t + 1) 0 1 0 0 X4 (t) 3 0 1 0 0 11 1 1 0 1 X3 (t + 1) 0 0 1 0 X3 (t) 4 0 0 1 0 12 1 1 1 0 = X2 (t + 1) 0 0 0 1 X2 (t) 5 1 0 0 1 13 1 1 1 1 X1 (t + 1) 1 h3 h2 h1 X1 (t) 6 1 1 0 0 14 0 1 1 1 7 0 1 1 0 15 0 0 1 1 8 1 0 1 1 16 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR: Primitive Polynomials Properties of Polynomials: • Irreducible polynomial – cannot be factored, is divisible only by itself • Irreducible polynomial of degree n is characterized by: – An odd number of terms including 1 term – Divisibility into 1 + xk, where k = 2n – 1 • Any polynomial with all even exponents can be factored and hence is reducible • An irreducible polynomial is primitive if it divides the polynomial 1+xk for k = 2n – 1, but not for any smaller positive integer k Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR: Reciprocal Polynomials The reciprocal polynomial of P(X) is defined by: (X) =XN PN (1/X) = XN {1 + Cj X-J} (X) = XN + Cj XN-J for 1 i N Thus every coefficient Ci in P(X) is replaced by CN-I. Example: The reciprocal of polynomial P3(X) = 1 + X + X3 is P R3 (X) = 1 + X2 + X3 The reciprocal of a primitive polynomial is also primitive Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR: Examples Polynomials of degree n=3 (examples): k = 2n – 1= 23 – 1=7 Primitive polynomials: x3 x 2 1 The polynomials will divide evenly the polynomial x7 + 1, but not any one of k<7, hence, they are primitive x3 x 1 They are also reciprocal: coefficients are 1011 and 1101 Reducible polynomials (non-primitive): x 3 1 ( x 1)(x 2 x 1) The polynomials don’t divide evenly the polynomial x7 + 1 x 3 x 2 x 1 ( x 1)(x 2 1) Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR: Examples Comparison of test sequences generated: Primitive polynomials Non-primitive polynomials x3 x 1 x x 1 3 2 x3 1 x3 x 2 x 1 100 100 100 100 110 010 010 110 111 101 001 011 011 110 100 001 101 111 010 100 010 011 001 110 001 001 100 011 100 100 010 001 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR: Primitive Polynomials Table of primitive polynomials up to degree 31 Number of primitive polynomials of N Primitive Polynomials degree N 1,2,3,4,6,7,15,22 1 + X + Xn 5,11, 21, 29 1 + X2 + Xn N No 10,17,20,25,28,31 1 + X3 + Xn 1 1 9 1 + X4 + Xn 2 1 23 1 + X5 + Xn 18 1 + X7 + Xn 4 2 8 1 + X2 + X3 + X4 + Xn 8 16 12 1 + X + X3 + X4 + Xn 16 2048 13 1 + X + X4 + X6 + Xn 32 67108864 14, 16 1 + X + X3 + X4 + Xn Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR: Primitive Polynomials Examples of PP (exponents of terms): n other n other Number of PP of degree n 1 0 9 4 0 2 1 0 10 3 0 n No 3 1 0 11 2 0 1 1 4 1 0 12 7 4 3 0 2 1 5 2 0 13 4 3 1 0 4 2 6 1 0 14 12 11 1 0 8 16 7 1 0 15 1 0 16 2048 8 6 5 1 0 16 5 3 2 0 32 67108864 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Test Generation Pseudorandom Test generation by LFSR: breakpoint Fault Coverage Fault Coverage Problems: Possible solutions • Very long test • Weighted pattern PRPG application time • Combining pseudorandom • Low fault coverage test with deterministic test • Area overhead – Multiple seed • Additional delay – Hybrid BIST Time Time Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Fault Coverage Fault coverage is rapidly growing: 1 100% 2 Combinational circuit 0% under test 93,75% n 4. pat. 87,5% Truth table: Faulty 3. pattern functions Patterns Functions 75% covered by 1 00…000 01 01 01…101 2n-1 1. pattern Faulty 2 functions 00…001 00 11 00…011 Number of tested covered by 00…010 00 00 11…111 patterns 2. pattern 50%! … … 2n 11…111 00 00 00…111 n 50% Number of functions 1 22 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Fault Coverage Pseudorandom Test generation by LFSR: Motivation of using Reasons of the high initial efficiency: LFSR: 2n A circuit may implement 2 functions - low generation cost - high initial efeciency A test vector partitions the functions into 2 equal sized equivalence classes (correct circuit in one of them) The second vector partitions into 4 classes etc. After m patterns the fraction of functions Fault Coverage distinguished from the correct function is m 1 2 2 2 1 i 1 n 2 n i , 1 m 2n Time Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Different Techniques Pseudorandom Test generation by LFSR: Full identification is Pseudorandom testing of sequential circuits: achieved only after 2n input The following rules suggested: combinations have been • clock-signals should not be random tried out (exhaustive test) m • control signals such as reset, should be activated 1 2 2n 1 2 i 1 2 n 1 , with low probability • data signals may be chosen randomly Microprocessor testing 1 m 2n • A test generator picks randomly an instruction A better fault model and generates random data patterns (stuck-at-0/1) • By repeating this sequence a specified number of may limit the number of times it will produce a test program which will partitions necessary test the microprocessor by randomly excercising its logic Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Structural Approach to Test 1 Testing of structural faults: 2 Combinational circuit under test n Not tested faults 3. patttern 4. pat. 2. pattern Fault coverage 100% Faults covered by 1. pattern Number of patterns 4 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Two Approaches to Test Testing of Testing of 100% functions: faults: 0% 93,75% Not tested faults 3. patttern 4. pat. 4. pat. 87,5% 2. pattern Faults Faulty 3. pattern covered by functions 75% 1. pattern covered by Faulty 1. pattern 100% functions covered by 2. pattern 100% will be reached Testing of 100% will be when all faults from functions reached only the fault list are 50% Testing of covered after 2n test patterns faults Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Other test generation methods Universal test sets 1. Exhaustive test (trivial test) 2. Pseudo-exhaustive test Properties of exhaustive tests 1. Advantages (concerning the stuck at fault model): - test pattern generation is not needed - fault simulation is not needed - no need for a fault model - redundancy problem is eliminated - single and multiple stuck-at fault coverage is 100% - easily generated on-line by hardware 2. Shortcomings: - long test length (2n patterns are needed, n - is the number of inputs) - CMOS stuck-open fault problem Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Other test generation methods Pseudo-exhaustive test sets: Output function verification – Output function verification • maximal parallel testability 4 • partial parallel testability 4 – Segment function verification 4 Segment function verification Primitive 4 polynomials 1111 216 = 65536 >> 4x16 = 64 > 16 0011 & F Exhaustive Pseudo- Pseudo- 0101 test exhaustive exhaustive sequential parallel Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Testing ripple-carry adder Output function verification (maximum parallelity) Exhaustive test generation for n-bit adder: Good news: Bad news: Bit number n - arbitrary The method is correct Test length - always 8 (!) only for ripple-carry adder c0 a0 b0 c1 a1 b1 c2 a2 b2 c3 … 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 7 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0-bit testing 1-bit testing 2-bit testing 3-bit testing … etc Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Testing carry-lookahead adder General expressions: Gi ai bi P ai bi aibi i Cn Gn PnCn 1 Cn Gn Pn (Gn 1 Pn 1Cn 2 ) Gn PnGn 1 Pn Pn 1Cn 2 n-bit carry-lookahead adder: C1 G1 PC0 a1b1 a1b1C0 a1b1C0 f (a1, b1, C0 ) 1 C3 G3 P3G2 P3 P2G1 P3 P2 P C0 1 P P2 PC0 (a3 b3 a3b3 )(a2 b2 a2b2 )(a1 b1 a1b1 )C0 3 1 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Testing carry-lookahead adder P P2 PC0 (a3 b3 a3b3 )(a2 b2 a2b2 )(a1 b1 a1b1 )C0 R 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 Testing 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 Testing 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 For 3-bit carry lookahead adder for testing only this part of the circuit at least 9 test patterns are needed Increase in the speed implies worse testability Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Other test generation methods Output function verification (partial parallelity) F1 0011- - x1 F1(x1, x2) 0011- 0 F2(x1, x3) 010101 x2 F3 F3(x2, x3) F2 010110 x3 F4(x2, x4) F5(x1, x4) F4 00-11- x4 F6(x3, x4) F5 000111 Exhaustive testing - 16 Pseudo-exhaustive, full parallel - 4 Pseudo-exhaustive, partially parallel - 6 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Problems with Pseudorandom Test The main motivations of Problem: low fault coverage using random patterns are: - low generation cost - high initial efeciency & 1 LFSR Decoder Counter Fault Coverage Reset If Reset = 1 signal has probability 0,5 then counter will not work and Time 1 for AND gate may never be produced Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Sequential BIST A DFT technique of BIST for sequential circuits is proposed The approach proposed is based on all-branches coverage metrics which is known to be more powerful than all-statement coverage S0 S0 S0 A=1 A= 1 A=1 S1 S5 S1 S5 S1 S5 A= 0 A= 0 A= 0 S2 S2 S2 B=0 B=1 B=0 B=1 B=0 B=1 S3 S4 S3 S4 S3 S4 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Sequential BIST Digital System • Status signals entering the reset control part are made FSM controllable clock • In the test mode we can force test/normal the UUT to traverse all the control signals status mode (TM) signals branches in the FSM state transition graph MUX primary • The proposed idea of inputs architecture requires small Datapath device area overhead since a masked simple controller can be status bits implemented to manipulate observation the control signals primary outputs points Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Weighted pseudorandom test Hardware implementation of weight generator LFSR & & & 1/16 1/8 1/4 1/2 Weight select MUX Desired weighted value Scan-IN Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Weighted pseudorandom test Problem: random-pattern-resistant faults NDI - number of circuit inputs for each gate to be the number Solution: weighted pseudorandom of PIs or SRLs in the backtrace testing cone The probabilities of pseudorandom signals PI - primary inputs are weighted, the weights are determined by SRL - scan register latch circuit analysis 1 NCV NDI - relative measure of the number of faults to be Faults & detected through the gate to be Propagated tested faults I NDII G & NCV – non-controlling value NDIG The more faults that must be tested through a gate input, the more the other inputs should be weighted to NCV Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Weighted pseudorandom test 1 NCV R I = NDIG / NDII Faults & R I - the desired ratio of the to be Propagated NCV to the controlling value tested faults for each gate input NCV - noncontrolling value I The more faults that must be tested NDII G through a gate input, the more the other & inputs should be weighted to NCV NDIG Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Weighted pseudorandom test Example: R 1 = NDIG / NDII = 6/1 = 6 PI R 2 = NDIG / NDII = 6/2 = 3 1 PI G R 3 = NDIG / NDII = 6/3 = 2 2 & PI 3 More faults must be detected PI through the third input than PI through others PI This results in the other inputs being weighted more heavily towards NCV Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Weighted pseudorandom test Calculation of signal weights: W0, W1 - weights of the signals R1=6 PI WV - the value to which the input is biased R2=3 W01 = 1 W02 = 1 W11 = 6 1 WV = 0, if W0 W1 else WV = 1 W12 = 3 PI G & PI 2 Calculation of W0, W1 3 PI W0G = 1 Function WOI W1I PI W1G = 1 AND WOG RI W1G PI NAND W1G RI WOG R3=2 OR RI WOG W1G W03 = 1 NOR RI W1G WOG W13 = 2 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Weighted pseudorandom test Calculation of signal weights: R1=1 R1=6 Backtracing from all the W01 = 6 PI1 1 W01 = 1 outputs to all the inputs W11 = 1 W11 = 6 of the given cone 1 Weights are calculated for R1=2 PI2 G W01 = 2 1 & all gates and PIs W11 = 3 PI3 2 3 R1=3 PI4 R2=3 Function WOI W1I W01 = 3 PI5 1 W02 = 1 OR RI WOG W1G W11 = 2 PI6 W12 = 3 NOR RI W1G WOG R3=2 W03 = 1 W13 = 2 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Weighted pseudorandom test Calculation of signal probabilities: R1=1 W01 = 6 PI1 1 WF - weighting factor indicating the W11 = 1 amount of biasing toward weighted 1 value R1=2 PI2 G W01 = 2 1 & WF = max {W0,W1} / min {W1,W0} W11 = 3 PI3 2 3 Probability: R1=3 PI4 P = WF / (WF + 1) W01 = 3 PI5 1 W11 = 2 PI6 For PI1 : W0 = 6 W1 = 1 WV = 0 WF = 6 P1 = 1 - 6/7 = 0.15 For PI2 and PI3 : W0 = 2 W1 = 3 WV = 1 WF = 1.5 P1 = 0.6 For PI4 - PI6 : W0 = 3 W1 = 2 WV = 0 WF = 1.5 P1 = 1 - 0.6 = 0.4 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Weighted pseudorandom test Calculation of signal probabilities: PI 1 Probability of detecting the fault 1 at the input 3 of the gate G: 1 PI 2 G 1) equal probabilities (p = 0.5): 1 & PI P = 0.5 (0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25) 0.53 = 3 = 0.5 0.75 0.125 = PI = 0.046 PI 1 PI 1 2) weighted probabilities: P = 0.85 (0.6 0.4 + 0.4 0.6 + 0.62) For PI1 : P1 = 0.15 0.63 = = 0.85 0.84 0.22 = For PI2 and PI3 : P1 = 0.6 = 0.16 For PI4 - PI6 : P1 = 0.4 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Response Compression 1. Parity checking Pi-1 m P ( R ) ( ri ) mod 2 Test i 1 UUT T 2. One counting ri m P ( R ) ri i 1 3. Zero counting Test ri m UUT Counter P ( R ) ri i 1 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Response Compression 4. Transition counting ri a) Transition 01 Test & m UUT T P ( R ) (ri 1ri ) ri-1 i2 b) Transition 10 ri m P ( R ) (ri 1 ri ) Test & i2 UUT T ri-1 5. Signature analysis Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Signature Analysis Signature analyzer: Standard LFSR 1 x x2 x4 UUT x3 Modular LFSR Response string 1 x x2 x4 x3 Response in compacted by LFSR The content of LFSR after Polynomial: P(x) = 1 + x3 + x4 test is called signature Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR The principles of CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Coding) are used in LFSR based test response compaction Coding theory treats binary strings as polynomials: R = rm-1 rm-2 … r1 r0 - m-bit binary sequence R(x) = rm-1 xm-1 + rm-2 xm-2 + … + r1 x + r0 - polynomial in x Example: 11001 R(x) = x4 + x3 + 1 Only the coefficients are of interest, not the actual value of x However, for x = 2, R(x) is the decimal value of the bit string Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Signature Analysis Arithmetic of coefficients: - linear algebra over the field of 0 and 1: all integers mapped into either 0 or 1 - mapping: representation of any integer n by the remainder resulting from the division of n by 2: n = 2m + r, r { 0,1 } or r n (modulo 2) Linear - refers to the arithmetic unit (modulo-2 adder), used in CRC generator (linear, since each bit has equal weight upon the output) Examples: x4 + x 3 + x + 1 x4 + x 3 + x + 1 + x4 + x2 + x x + 1 x3 + x 2 + 1 x5 + x 4 + x2 + x x4 + x 3 + x + 1 x5 + x3 + x 2 + 1 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR Characteristic Polynomials: G ( x) c0 c1 x c2 x 2 ... cm x m ... cm x m m 0 x2 x 1 Multiplication of x2 1 polynomials x2 x 1 x 4 x3 x 2 x 4 x3 x 1 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR Characteristic Polynomials: G ( x) c0 c1 x c2 x 2 ... cm x m ... cm x m m 0 x2 x 1 Quotient Divider x2 1 x 4 x3 1 Dividend x4 x2 x3 x 2 1 Division of x3 x polynomials x2 x 1 x2 1 x Remainder Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Signature Analysis Division of one polynomial P(x) by another P( x) R( x) G(x) produces a quotient polynomial Q(x), and if the division is not exact, a remainder Q( x) polynomial R(x) G ( x) G ( x) Example: P( x) x7 x3 x x2 1 5 x3 x 2 1 5 G ( x) x x 3 x 1 x x3 x 1 Remainder R(x) is used as a check word in data transmission The transmitted code consists of the unaltered message P(x) followed by the check word R(x) Upon receipt, the reverse process occurs: the message P(x) is divided by known G(x), and a mismatch between R(x) and the remainder from the division indicates an error Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Signature Analysis In signature testing we mean the use of CRC encoding as the data compressor G(x) and the use of the remainder R(x) as the signature P( x) R( x) of the test response string P(x) from the UUT Q( x) Signature is the CRC code word G ( x) G ( x) Example: G(x) 101 = Q(x) = x2 + 1 101011 10001010 101011 P(x) P( x) x x x 7 3 5 00100110 G ( x) x x 3 x 1 101011 0 0 1 1 0 1 = R(x) = x3 + x2 + 1 Signature Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Signature Analysis G(x) The division process can be mechanized using LFSR x0 x1 x2 x3 x4 The divisor polynomial G(x) is defined by the feedback IN: 01 010001 Shifted into LFSR connections Shift creates x5 which is P(x) replaced by x5 = x3 + x + 1 Compressor 101 G(x) Response 101011 10001010 101011 P( x) x x x 7 3 P(x) 5 x5 00100110 G ( x) x x x 1 3 101011 0 0 1 1 0 1 = R(x) = x3 + x2 + 1 Signature Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Signature Analysis Aliasing: Response L - test length UUT SA N - number of stages in L N Signature Analyzer All possible responses All possible signatures k 2N k 2L Faulty response Correct response N << L Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Signature Analysis Aliasing: Response L - test length UUT SA N - number of stages in L N Signature Analyzer k 2 L - number of different possible responses L - N leading zeros since No aliasing is possible for those strings with they are represented by polynomials of degree N - 1 that are not divisible 2L N such strings by characteristic polynomial of LFSR. There are 2 L N 1 L 1 1 Probability of no aliasing: P L P N 2 1 2 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Signature Analysis Parallel Signature Analyzer: Single Input Signature Analyser x4 x2 x 1 UUT x3 x4 x2 x 1 x3 Multiple Input Signature UUT Analyser (MISR) Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Signature Analysis Signature calculating for multiple outputs: LFSR - Test Pattern Generator LFSR - Test Pattern Generator Combinational circuit Combinational circuit Multiplexer Multiplexer LFSR - Signature analyzer LFSR - Signature analyzer Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Joining TPG and SA LFSR 1 x x2 x3 x4 UUT FF FF FF FF Response string for Test Pattern (when generating tests) Signature Analysis Signature (when analyzing test responses) Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST Architectures General Architecture of BIST • BIST components: – Test pattern generator (TPG) – Test response analyzer (TRA) Test Pattern Generation (TPG) – BIST controller • A part of a system (hardcore) must be operational to execute a self-test Circuitry Under Test BIST • At minimum the hardcore usually Control Unit CUT includes power, ground, and clock circuitry • Hardcore should be tested by Test Response Analysis (TRA) – external test equipment or – it should be designed self- testable by using various forms of redundancy Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST Architectures Test per Clock: Joint TPG and SA: Disjoint TPG and SA: CSTP - Circular Self-Test BILBO Path: LFSR - Test Pattern Generator LFSR - Test Pattern Generator & Signature analyser Combinational circuit Combinational circuit LFSR - Signature analyzer Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Circular Self-Test Architecture Circuit Under Test FF FF FF Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST: Circular Self-Test Path CSTP CSTP CC CC CSTP CC R R CC CC CSTP CSTP Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST Embedding Example LFSR1 LFSR2 CSTP M1 M2 M4 M3 MUX M5 BILBO Concurrent testing: MISR1 MUX M6 LFSR, CSTP M2 MISR1 M2 M5 MISR2 (Functional BIST) CSTP M3 CSTP MISR2 LFSR2 M4 BILBO Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA BIST Architectures STUMPS: LOCST: LSSD On-Chip Self-Test Self-Testing Unit Using MISR and Parallel Shift Register Scan Path Sequence Generator BS BS Test Pattern Generator CUT Scan chain Scan chain CUT CUT TPG SA ... Test SI SO Controller MISR Error IC Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Scan-Based BIST Architecture PS – Phase shifter Scan-Forest Scan-Trees Scan-Segments (SC) Weighted scan- enables for SS Compactor - EXORs Copyright: D.Xiang 2003 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Software BIST Software based test generation: To reduce the hardware overhead cost in the BIST SoC CPU Core ROM applications the hardware LFSR LF SR 1: 0 01 01 00 10 10 10 10 01 1 load (LFSRj); N1 : 27 5 can be replaced by software for (i=0; i<Nj; i++) ... LF SR 2: 1 10 10 10 11 01 01 10 10 1 end; N2 : 90 0 .. . Software BIST is especially attractive to test SoCs, because of the availability of Core j Core j+1 Core j+... computing resources directly in the system (a typical SoC usually contains at least one processor core) The TPG software is the same for all cores and is stored as a single copy All characteristics of the LFSR are specific to each core and stored in the ROM They will be loaded upon request. For each additional core, only the BIST characteristics for this core have to be stored Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Problems with BIST The main motivations of Problems: using random patterns • Very long test are: application time - low generation cost • Low fault - high initial efeciency coverage • Area overhead • Additional delay Fault Coverage Possible solutions • Weighted Fault Coverage pseudorandom test • Combining pseudorandom test with deterministic test – Multiple seed Time – Bit flipping Time • Hybrid BIST Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Problems with BIST: Hard to Test Faults The main motivations of using random Problem: Low fault coverage patterns are: Pseudorandom - low generation cost Patterns from LFSR: test window: - high initial efeciency 1 2n-1 Hard to test faults Fault Coverage Dream solution: Find LFSR such that: 1 2n-1 Hard to test Time faults Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Hybrid Built-In Self-Test Deterministic patterns Pseudorandom SoC ROM patterns Hybrid test set contains ... ... pseudorandom and PRPG Core deterministic vectors ... . . . Pseudorandom test is improved ... by a stored test set which is specially generated to target the BIST Controller CORE UNDER TEST random resistant faults MISR Optimization problem: Where should be this breakpoint? Pseudorandom Test Determ. Test Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Optimization of Hybrid BIST Cost of BIST: CTOTAL = k + t(k) PR test # faults # tests not length needed FAST estimation Total Cost detected Number of remaining CTOTAL faults after applying k k rDET(k) rNOT(k) FC(k) t(k) pseudorandom test 1 155 839 15.6% patterns rNOT(k) 104 2 76 763 23.2% 104 # faults Cost of 3 65 698 29.8% 100 k pseudorandom test 4 90 608 38.8% 101 patterns CGEN 5 44 564 43.3% 99 10 104 421 57.6% 95 20 44 311 68.7% 87 Cost of stored 50 51 218 78.1% 74 SLOW analysis test CMEM 100 16 145 85.4% 52 # tests t(k) 200 18 114 88.5% 41 411 31 70 93.0% 26 PR test length k 954 18 28 97.2% 12 1560 8 16 98.4% 7 Number of pseudorandom 2153 11 5 99.5% 3 test patterns applied, k 3449 2 3 99.7% 2 min CTOTAL 4519 2 1 99.9% 1 4520 1 0 100.0% 0 Figure 2: Cost calculation for hybrid BIST Pseudorandom Test Det. Test Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Calculation of the Deterministic Test Cost Two possibilities to find the length of deterministic data for each possible breakpoint in the pseudorandom test sequence: ATPG based: Fault table based: ATPG based approach For each breakpoint of P- ATPG ATPG sequence, ATPG is used Fault table based approach Detected Fault table A deterministic test set with fault update Faults table is calculated For each breakpoint of P-sequence, the fault table is All PR patterns? All PR patterns? updated for not yet detected faults No Yes No Yes End Next PR End Next PR FAST estimation pattern pattern Only fault coverage is calculated Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Experimental Data: HBIST Optimization Finding optimal brakepoint in the pseudorandom sequence: Pseudorandom Test Det. Test LOPT SOPT LMAX SMAX Optimized hybrid test process: Pseudorandom Test Det. Test Circuit LMAX LOPT SMAX SOPT Bk CTOTAL C432 780 91 80 21 4 186 C499 2036 78 132 60 6 386 C880 5589 121 77 48 8 481 C1355 1522 121 126 52 6 388 C1908 5803 105 143 123 5 612 C2670 6581 444 155 77 30 26867 C3540 8734 297 211 110 7 889 C5315 2318 711 171 12 23 985 C6288 210 20 45 20 4 100 C7552 18704 583 267 61 51 2161 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Hybrid BIST with Reseeding The motivation of using Problem: low fault coverage long PR test random patterns is: - low generation cost Pseudorandom - high initial efeciency test: 1 2n-1 Hard to test faults Fault Coverage Pseudorandom Solution: many seeds: test: 1 2n-1 Time Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Store-and-Generate Test Architecture Seeds ROM TPG UUT RD ADR Pseudorandom test windows # seeds Window Counter 2 Counter 1 CL Seeds • ROM contains test patterns for hard-to-test faults • Each pattern Pk in ROM serves as an initial state of the LFSR for test pattern generation (TPG) - seeds • Counter 1 counts the number of pseudorandom patterns generated starting from Pk - width of the windows • After finishing the cycle for Counter 2 is incremented for reading the next pattern Pk+1 – beginning of the new window Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA HBIST Optimization Problem Pseudorandom test: Pseudo- Using many seeds: random Seed 1 1 2n-1 sequences: L Seed 2 Block size: Problems: Deterministic How to calculate the test (seeds): 100% FC number and size of M Seed 1 blocks? Seed 2 Constraints Which deterministic patterns should be the Seed n Seed n seeds for the blocks? Minimize L at given M and 100% FC Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Hybrid BIST Optimization Algorithm 1 D-patterns are ranked Pseudorandom Algorithm is based on ATPG patterns sequence D-patterns ranking Deterministic test patterns Pattern selection PRi with 100% quality are generated by ATPG The best pattern is selected FC(PRi) as a seed Detected faults subtraction, optimization of ATPG patterns A pseudorandom block is Modified produced and the fault table ATPG pattern of ATPG patterns is updated table The procedure ends when 100% fault coverage is achieved Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Hybrid BIST Optimization Algorithm 2 P-blocks are ranked Algorithm is based on P-blocks ranking Deterministic test patterns PT* with 100% quality are generated by ATPG PTmin All P-blocks are generated … for all D-patterns and ranked The best P-block is selected includeed into sequence … and updated The procedure ends when Deterministic test vector (seed) DTi 100% fault coverage is Pseudorandom test sequence PRi Pseudorandom sequence removed with the achieved block length optimization Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Cost Curves for Hybrid BIST with Reseeding Two possibilities for reseeding: Constant block length (less HW overhead) Dynamic block length (more HW overhead) C1908 Test length L Memory cost M 10000 140 9000 L1(b) 120 8000 7000 100 6000 80 5000 L2(b) 60 4000 3000 40 2000 20 1000 M(b) 0 0 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 Block size b Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Functional Self-Test • Traditional BIST solutions use special hardware for pattern generation on chip, this may introduce area overhead and performance degradation • New methods have been proposed which exploit specific functional units like arithmetic blocks or processor cores for on-chip test generation • It has been shown that adders can be used as test generators for pseudorandom and deterministic patterns • Today, there is no general method how to use arbitrary functional units for built-in test generation Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Functional BIST Quality Fault coverage of FBIST compared to Functional test: Functional testing Functional BIST Traditional Data Functional B1 B2 Total B1 B2 Total FBIST 4/2 13.21 15.09 14.15 35.14 40.57 29.72 test 7/2 21.23 16.98 19.10 38.44 47.64 29.25 HW 6/3 19.34 31.6 25.47 41.04 39.62 42.45 overhead UUT UUT 8/2 25.47 10.38 17.92 32.07 40.57 25.00 9/4 8.96 5.66 7.31 36.56 47.64 25.47 9/3 32.55 26.89 29.72 43.63 46.07 40.57 Result Result Signature 12/6 13.44 8.02 18.87 36.08 39.62 32.55 14/2 18.16 25.00 11.32 37.50 49.06 25.94 15/3 29.48 31.13 27.83 47.88 50.00 45.75 Go/NoGo Go/NoGo 2/4 7.8 7.55 8.02 29.01 20.75 33.02 Aver. 18.96 17.83 17.97 37.74 42.15 32.97 Reference Reference Gain 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.4 1.8 FBIST: collection and analysis of samples during the working mode Fault coverage is better, however, still very low (ranging from 42% to 70%) Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Example: Functional BIST Microprogrammed data-path for division of fractional numbers Samples from N=120 cycles SB=105 K*N Fault simulator Register block Functional ALU test Control Data Fault compression: coverage DB=64 N*SB / DB = 197 Test patterns (samples) are Signature analyser produced on-line K during the working mode Data Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Hybrid Functional BIST • To improve the quality of FBIST we introduce the method of Hybrid FBIST • The idea of Hybrid FBIST consists in using for test purposes the mixture of – functional patterns produced by the microprogram (no additional HW is needed), and – additional stored deterministic test patterns to improve the total fault coverage (HW overhead: MUX-es, Memory) • Tradeoff should be found between – the testing time and – the HW/SW overhead cost Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Functional Hybrid Self-Test MUX Automatic M Test Pattern Generator Register ALU Deterministic block test set Random resistant faults Test patterns are Signature analyser stored in the K memory Data Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Cost Functions for Hybrid Functional BIST Cost Total cost: CTotal = CFB_Total +CD_Total CTotal = CFB_Total +CD_Total Opt. The cost of functional test part: cost CFB_Total = CFB_Const + CFB_T + CFB_M CFB_T + CFB_M The cost of deterministic test part: CD_T + CD_M CD_Const CD_Total = CD_Const + CD_T + CD_M Length of CFB_Const FBIST CFB_Const, CD_Const - HW/SW overhead Opt. length CFB_T, CD_T - testing time cost , - weights of time and Problem: minimize CTotal memory expenses Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Functional Self-Test with DFT Example: N-bit multiplier Improving T controllability N cycles MUX F Register ALU block Improving EXOR observability Signature analyser K Data Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Hybrid BIST for Multiple Cores Embedded tester for testing multiple cores Embedded Tester C2670 C3540 Test Test access Controller BIST mechanism BIST Tester Memory BIST BIST BIST C1908 C880 C1355 SoC Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Hybrid BIST for Multiple Cores Deterministic test (DT) How to pack knapsack? How to compress the test sequence? Pseudorandom test (PT) Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Multi-Core Hybrid BIST Optimization Cost of BIST: CTOTAL = k + t(k) FAST estimation Total Cost Number of remaining CTOTAL faults after applying k pseudorandom test patterns rNOT(k) # faults Cost of k pseudorandom test patterns CGEN Two problems: 1) Calculation of DT cost is Cost of stored SLOW analysis test CMEM difficult # tests t(k) 2) We have to optimize n (!) processes PR test length k Number of pseudorandom How to avoid the calculation of test patterns applied, k min CTOTAL the very expensive full DT cost Figure 2: Cost calculation for hybrid BIST curve? Pseudorandom Test Det. Test Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Deterministic Test Length Estimation Deterministic test (DT) Fault coverage Pseudorandom test (PT) Solution of the first problem: F 100% For each PT length we F D k(i) F P E k(i) determine F* - PT fault coverage, and - the imaginable part of DT to be used for the same fault coverage Then the remaining part of DT will be the estimation of the ji i* T D Fk i DT length T D Ek(i) Pseudorandom test length Deterministic test length estimation for a single core Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Deterministic Test Cost Estimation Total cost calculation of core costs: 8000 DT cost Memory usage: 5357 bits Core name: Memory usage: Deterministic time: Mem ory Constraint c499 1353 33 8 6000 Constraint c880 c1355 480 1025 25 c1908 363 11 c5315 2136 12 5500 c6288 0 0 c432 0 0 4000 Real costCost Estimated Memory (bits) Real Cost Core costs Cost Estimates for Individual Cores 2000 Estimated cost Total test 0 500 542 1000 Total Test Lenght (clocks) 1500 length Solution Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Total Test Cost Estimation Using total cost solution we find the PT length: COST E COST T,k Using PT length, we calculate DT cost Total cost the test processes for all cores: Total cost COST E* c432 4 205 Deterministic solution T Pseudorandom Solution c6288 4 2 203 c880 6 13 190 Total Test PT cost Pseudorandom test c1908 19 21 169 E COST D,k (PT) COSTP,k length c5315 40 46 123 c1355 86 50 73 j c499 136 48 25 jmin j*k 0 50 100 150 200 PT length solution Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Multi-Core Hybrid BIST Optimization Iterative optimization process: 1 - First estimation 1* - Real cost calculation 2 - Correction of the estimation 2* - Real cost calculation 3 - Correction of the estimation 3* - Final real cost Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Optimized Multi-Core Hybrid BIST Pseudorandom test is carried out in parallel, deterministic test - sequentially Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Test-per-Scan Hybrid BIST Every core’s BIST logic is capable to produce a set of independent pseudorandom test The pseudorandom test sets for all the cores can be carried out simultaneously s3271 s298 Deterministic Scan Path Scan Path tests can only Embedded Tester Scan Path Scan Path be carried out LFSR LFSR LFSR LFSR Scan Path Scan Path Test Scan Path Scan Path TAM for one core at a Controller time Only one test Tester Memory access bus at the system level Scan Path Scan Path is needed. LFSR LFSR LFSR LFSR Scan Path Scan Path Scan Path Scan Path Scan Path Scan Path s1423 s838 SoC Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Bus-Based BIST Architecture • Self-test control broadcasts patterns to each CUT over bus – parallel pattern generation • Awaits bus transactions showing CUT’s responses to the patterns: serialized compaction Source: VLSI Test: Bushnell-Agrawal Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Broadcasting Test Patterns in BIST Concept of test pattern sharing via novel scan structure – to reduce the test application time: ... ... ... ... CUT 1 CUT 2 CUT 1 CUT 2 Traditional single scan design Broadcast test architecture While one module is tested by its test patterns, the same test patterns can be applied simultaneously to other modules in the manner of pseudorandom testing Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Broadcasting Test Patterns in BIST Examples of connection possibilities in Broadcasting BIST: CUT 1 CUT 2 CUT 1 CUT 2 j-to-j connections Random connections Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Broadcasting Test Patterns in BIST Scan configurations in Broadcasting BIST: Scan-In Scan-In ... ... ... ... CUT 1 ... CUT n CUT 1 CUT n ... ... ... ... MISR MISR 1 MISR n Scan-Out Scan-Out Common MISR Individual and multiple MISRs Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Embedded BIST Based Fault Diagnosis Pseudorandom test BISD scheme: sequence: Test Pattern Generator (TPG) BISD Control Unit ...... Circuit Under Diagnosis (CUD) Test patterns Pattern Signature Faults ............ ............. ....... ............ ............. ....... ...... ............ ............. ....... Diagnostic Points (DPs) – ............ ............. ....... ............ ............. ....... patterns that detect new faults Output Response Analyser ............ ............. ......... .... ....... ....... Further minimization of DPs – (ORA) ............ ............. ....... ............ ............. ....... as a tradeoff with diagnostic resolution Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA May 11-14, 2008 26th International Conference on Microelectronics, Niš, Serbia 4/20 Built-In Fault Diagnosis Diagnosis procedure: Test Pattern Generator 1. test 2. test 3. test (TPG) BIST Control Unit ...... Faulty signature Circuit Under Test (CUT) Test patterns 3. test Number Signature Faults ............ ............. ....... Correct ...... ............ ............ ............. ............. ....... ....... signature ............ ............. ....... ............ ............. ....... Output Response ............ ............. ....... Analyser (ORA) ............ ............. ....... ............ ............. ....... Faulty signature Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Fault Diagnosis Pseudorandom test fault Binary search with simulation bisectioning of test patterns № All faults New faults Coverage 5 1 5 5 16.67% 2 15 10 50.00% 2 8 3 16 1 53.33% 4 17 1 56.67% 1 3 6 9 5 20 3 66.67% 6 21 1 70.00% 1 4 1 7 3 10 5 10 7 25 4 83.33% 1 3 4 1 1 8 26 1 86.67% 9 29 3 96.67% 10 30 1 100.00% Average number of test sessions: 3,3 Average number of clocks: 8,67 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Fault Diagnosis Pseudorandom test fault Binary search with simulation bisectioning of faults № All faults New faults Coverage 2 1 5 5 16.67% 2 15 10 50.00% 1 6 3 16 1 53.33% 5 5 10 8 4 17 1 56.67% 5 20 3 66.67% 4 1 7 9 6 21 1 70.00% 7 25 4 83.33% 3 3 4 1 10 3 8 26 1 86.67% 9 29 3 96.67% 1 1 1 10 30 1 100.00% Average number of test sessions: 3,06 Average number of clocks: 6,43 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Fault Diagnosis Diagnosis with multiple signatures: SA1 Test pattern generator SA2 D3 Fault D2 D1 CUD D7 D5 D6 SA3 D4 SA1 SA2 SA3 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Fault Diagnosis Diagnosis with multiple signatures: No Codeword Diagnosis Diagnostic tree h 0 0 1 R1 R1’’’ i 0 0 1 R1’’’ R1’, R2’, R3’ h R1 F/001 j F/001 0 1 1 R2 P i v F/011 k 0 1 1 R1’’, R2’’ P F/111 j R2 k F/011 l 1 1 1 R3 P l R3 F/111 R1’’, R2’’ v 1 1 1 R1’, R2’, R3’ Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Fault Diagnosis BIST with multiple Faulty signature analyzers signature Test pattern generator Intersection using tests Correct signature Fault CUD Faulty signature SA1 SA2 D3 D1 D2 SA1 SA2 SA3 Intersection D7 using SA-s D5 D6 SA3 Optimization of the interface between D4 CUD and SA-s Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Built-In Fault Diagnosis 1 SA Resolution 5 SA Resolution 10 SA Resolution 1 SA Test length 5 SA Test length 10 SA Test length 240.0 65.0 230.0 220.0 60.0 Diagnosis with multiple 210.0 200.0 55.0 signatures: 190.0 180.0 Gain in 50.0 170.0 speed of 160.0 diagnosis 45.0 150.0 Average test length Average resolution 140.0 40.0 Measured: 130.0 120.0 35.0 - average resolution 110.0 Optimal 100.0 30.0 - average test length number of 90.0 80.0 failed 25.0 70.0 patterns Compared: 1SA, 5SA, 10SA 60.0 20.0 50.0 40.0 15.0 30.0 Gain in test length: 6 times 20.0 10.0 10.0 0.0 5.0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ALL Failed patterns Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Fault Diagnosis Without Fault Models RT Level Logic level R1 Transistor level M & & 1 + Reverse & M3 R2 & 1 M defect & IN 2 * mapping & x1 x4 System level x2 Defect x3 x5 dy Wd Defective area Error Logic level detection Error (defective area) diagnosis Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Fault Model Free Fault Diagnosis System network graph Diagnostic table 1 2 3 4 Test response: 1 0 1 0 No match 1 1 2 1 S1 S2 S3 S4 3 1 4 1 Because of the S5 S6 S7 unidirectional 5 1 1 0 “distortions” of test 6 1 responses, rectification is 7 1 S8 S9 S10 possible 8 1 1 0 9 1 S11 10 1 1 Diagnosis: s11 Rectified code 11 1 1 1 0 1 0 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA1 0 Fault Tolerance: Error Detecting Codes System Checker Not eligible code Parity bit Examples: Decimal digits: Parity check: 00 0 0 1 01 1 3 2 10 1 5 4 Eligible: 0,1,2,..., 9 11 0 6 7 Not eligible: 10,11,..., 15 Eligible Not eligible Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Error Detecting/Correcting Codes Minimal number of bits Hamming distance between codes: how two codes differ from each other d Eligible codes Parity bit 110 100 Parity check: 00 0 0 1 01 1 3 2 101 111 011 d=2 10 1 5 4 Eligible 001 11 0 6 7 codes 000 010 Eligible Not eligible Not eligible codes Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Error Detecting/Correcting Codes Error detecting codes: Error correcting codes: Error correction is d=2 Error possible: direction Eligible detection: is known codes direction d=3 unknown Eligible codes Eligible codes Detection not possible Correction Not eligible codes not possible Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Fault Tolerance: Error Correcting Codes d = 2e + 1 - 2e - error detection e - error correction One error correction code: 2c q + c + 1 Check bits Error free q c For addressing of the Information bits erroneous bit Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Fault Tolerance: One Error Correcting Code One error correction code: 2c q + c + 1 Calculation of check sums: bc+q b2 b1 bk 0, i 1,...,c kPi 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Pi – number of bits where bi = 1 P1 = b1 b3 b5 b7 = 0 Check bits P2 = b2 b3 b6 b7 = 0 b2i, i = 0,1,,...,c-1 P3 = b4 b5 b6 b7 = 0 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Fault Tolerance: One Error Correcting Code Analogy with fault diagnosis Location of erroneous bit: by using fault table: 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 Initial code 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Received code Check bits Test b2i, i = 1,...,c 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 P1 1 1 1 1 0 P1 = b1 b3 b5 b7 = 0 P2 1 1 1 1 0 P2 = b2 b3 b6 b7 = 0 P3 1 1 1 1 1 P3 = b4 b5 b6 b7 = 0 Check bits have to be independently assigned Diagnosis Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Fault Tolerant Communication System Initial code Error indication Check-bits generator Sender Receiver Checker Error Error correction correction code (restoring) Received correct code Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Error Detection in Arithmetic Operations Check bits Residue codes Information bits N – information bits C = (N) mod m - check bits I2 I1 I0 I c c1 c0 m – residue of the code 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 p = log2 m – number of check bits 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 Example 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 Information bits: I2, I1, I0 1 0 0 4 1 0 1 m = 3, p = 2 1 0 1 5 2 1 0 Check bits: c1, c0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 1 0 1 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Error Detection in Arithmetic Operations Addition: Multiplication: Information bits Check bits Information bits Check bits 0 0 1 0 1 0 2.2 0 0 1 0 1 0 2.2 0 1 0 0 0 1 4.1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4.1 0 1 1 0 1 1 6.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 8.2 (6)mod3 = 0 (3)mod3 = 0 (8)mod3 = 2 (2)mod3 = 2 Information bits Check bits Information bits Check bits 0 0 1 0 1 0 2.2 0 0 1 0 1 0 2.2 0 1 0 0 0 1 4.1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4.1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.3 1 0 0 1 1 0 9.2 (4)mod3 = 1 (3)mod3 = 0 (9)mod3 = 0 (2)mod3 = 2 Error! Error! Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Error Detection in Arithmetic Operations Check A B bit C(A) C(B) generator Adder Adder mod m A+B (C(A) + C(B)) mod m Residue Error Comparator calculator C(A + B) indicator Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Summary • LFSR pattern generator and MISR response compactor – preferred BIST methods • BIST has overheads: test controller, extra circuit delay, Input MUX, pattern generator, response compactor, DFT to initialize circuit & test the test hardware • BIST benefits: At-speed testing for delay & stuck-at faults Drastic ATE cost reduction Field test capability Faster diagnosis during system test Less effort to design testing process Shorter test application times Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Testing of Networks-on-Chip (NoC) • Consider a mesh-like topology of NoC consisting of – switches (routers), – wire connections between them and – slots for SoC resources, also referred to as tiles. • Other types of topological architectures, e.g. honeycomb and torus may be implemented and their choice depends on the constraints for low-power, area, speed, testability • The resource can be a processor, memory, ASIC core etc. • The network switch contains buffers, or queues, for the incoming data and the selection logic to determine the output direction, where the data is passed (upward, downward, leftward and rightward neighbours) Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Testing of Networks-on-Chip • Useful knowledge for testing NoC network structures can be obtained from the interconnect testing of other regular topological structures • The test of wires and switches is to some extent analogous to testing of interconnects of an FPGA • a switch in a mesh-like communication structure can be tested by using only three different configurations Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Testing of Networks-on-Chip Concatenated bus • Arbitrary short and open in an concept n-bit bus can be tested by log2(n) test patterns • When testing the NoC interconnects we can regard mxm different paths through the matrix interconnect structures as one single concatenated bus • Assuming we have a NoC, whose mesh consists of m x m switches, we can view the test paths through the matrix as a wide bus of 2m buses 2mn wires Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Testing of Networks-on-Chip Concatenated bus • The stuck-at-0 and stuck-at-1 concept faults are modeled as shorts to Vdd and ground • Thus we need two extra wires, which makes the total bitwidth of the bus mxm matrix 2mn + 2 wires. • From the above facts we can find that 3[log2(2mn+2)] test patterns are needed in order to test the switches and the wiring in the NoC 2m buses Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Testing of Networks-on-Chip 3[log2(2mn+2)] Bus Test Detected faults test patterns needed 0 000 Stuck-at-1 1 001 2 010 All 6 wires 3 011 opens tested and 4 100 shorts 5 101 6 110 7 111 Stuck-at-0 Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA IEEE P1500 standard for core test • The following components are generally required to test embedded cores – Source for application of test stimuli and a sink for observing the responces – Test Access Mechanisms (TAM) to move the test data from the source to the core inputs and from the core outputs to the sink – Wrapper around the embedded core test test embedded pattern TAM TAM responces’ source core sink wrapper Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA IEEE P1500 standard for core test • The two most important components of the P1500 standard are – Core test language (CTL) and – Scalable core test architecture • Core Test Language – The purpose of it is to standardize the core test knowledge transfer – The CTL file of a core must be supplied by the core provider – This file contains information on how to • instanciate a wrapper, • map core ports to wrapper ports, • and reuse core test data Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA IEEE P1500 standard for core test Core test architecture • It standardizes only the wrapper and the interface between the wrapper and TAM, called Wrapper Interface Port or (WIP) • The P1500 TAM interface and wrapper can be viewed as an extension to IEEE Std. 1149.1, since – the 1149.1 TAP controller is a P1500-compliant TAM interface, – and the boundary-scan register is a P1500-compliant wrapper • Wrapper contains – an instruction register (WIR), – a wrapper boundary register consisting of wrapper cells, – a bypass register and some additional logic. • Wrapper has to allow normal functional operation of the core plus it has to include a 1-bit serial TAM. • In addition to the serial test access, parallel TAMs may be used. Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA IEEE P1500 standard for core test Off-chip or Source/Sink (Stimuli/Responses) On-chip User-defined test access mechanism (TAM) On-chip WPI WPO WPI WPO Functional Functional P1500 wrapper inputs/ P1500 wrapper inputs/ outputs outputs Core 1 Core n WSI WSO WSI WSO WIR WIR P1500 Wrapper interface port (WIP) System chip Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA Theory of LFSR: Galois Field LFSR as a Galois field: Galois field (mathematical system) G(pn): Multiplication by x same as right shift of LFSR Addition operator is XOR ( ) Ts companion matrix: 1st column 0, except n-th element which is always 1 (X0 always feeds Xn-1) Rest of row n – feedback coefficients hi Rest is identity matrix I – means a right shift • Near-exhaustive (maximal length) LFSR Cycles through 2n – 1 states (excluding all-0) one pattern of n 1’s, two of n-1 consecutive 0’s Technical University Tallinn, ESTONIA

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