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Accessing On-chip Instruments Through the Life-time of Systems

Larsson, Erik LU and Ghani Zadegan, Farrokh LU (2016) LATS 2016 17th IEEE Latin-American Test Symposium In LATS 2016 - 17th IEEE Latin-American Test Symposium p.2-4
Abstract

The electronic systems we find in almost every product today are implemented using integrated circuits (ICs) mounted on printed circuit boards (PCBs). Developing electronic systems is a challenging task due to complexity and miniaturization. A single IC can contain billions of transistors, which are smaller than ever. As a result more Design-for-Test (DfT) features, so called instruments, are embedded on-chip in modern ICs to handle and monitor various activities. Many defects are handled at IC manufacturing; however, there are many problems occurring after ICs are being mounted on PCBs. In many cases, it is unfortunately not possible to reproduce the problem when the electronic system is taken to a repair shop. These problems are known... (More)

The electronic systems we find in almost every product today are implemented using integrated circuits (ICs) mounted on printed circuit boards (PCBs). Developing electronic systems is a challenging task due to complexity and miniaturization. A single IC can contain billions of transistors, which are smaller than ever. As a result more Design-for-Test (DfT) features, so called instruments, are embedded on-chip in modern ICs to handle and monitor various activities. Many defects are handled at IC manufacturing; however, there are many problems occurring after ICs are being mounted on PCBs. In many cases, it is unfortunately not possible to reproduce the problem when the electronic system is taken to a repair shop. These problems are known as No Trouble Found (NTF). One obstacle is the limited access to the on-chip DfT instruments that exist in most ICs. We will discuss access to on-chip DfT instruments through the life-time of electronic systems. We will focus on electronic systems using the IEEE 1687 standard.

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access time, DFT instrument, IEEE Std. 1687, Security
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LATS 2016 - 17th IEEE Latin-American Test Symposium
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3 pages
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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LATS 2016 17th IEEE Latin-American Test Symposium
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10.1109/LATW.2016.7483327
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  abstract     = {<p>The electronic systems we find in almost every product today are implemented using integrated circuits (ICs) mounted on printed circuit boards (PCBs). Developing electronic systems is a challenging task due to complexity and miniaturization. A single IC can contain billions of transistors, which are smaller than ever. As a result more Design-for-Test (DfT) features, so called instruments, are embedded on-chip in modern ICs to handle and monitor various activities. Many defects are handled at IC manufacturing; however, there are many problems occurring after ICs are being mounted on PCBs. In many cases, it is unfortunately not possible to reproduce the problem when the electronic system is taken to a repair shop. These problems are known as No Trouble Found (NTF). One obstacle is the limited access to the on-chip DfT instruments that exist in most ICs. We will discuss access to on-chip DfT instruments through the life-time of electronic systems. We will focus on electronic systems using the IEEE 1687 standard.</p>},
  author       = {Larsson, Erik and Ghani Zadegan, Farrokh},
  booktitle    = {LATS 2016 - 17th IEEE Latin-American Test Symposium},
  keyword      = {access time,DFT instrument,IEEE Std. 1687,Security},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  pages        = {2--4},
  publisher    = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Accessing On-chip Instruments Through the Life-time of Systems},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LATW.2016.7483327},
  year         = {2016},
}