New dimensions, new defects and new solutions

With new smaller dimensions we will see new types of faults. In the FinFet, defects within the cells must be examined. It may not be enough to do this only with at speed tests.

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FinFET – Image from wikimedia
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Synopsys has presented a new method of Slack-based Transition Testing where they use the timing information from their STA tool (PrimeTime) when generating vectors with their ATPG-tool (TetraMAX).

About P-O

Per-Olof Bergstedt is a very experienced Digital Designer with an additional knowledge of computers and internet. His specialties are Verilog, VHDL, System Verilog, ASIC, Digital Design, Perl, Linux, Unix. He is currently working for BitSim.

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