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Author(s): Gustavo Costa Alves
José Martins Ferreira
Title: A boundary scan based one channel timing analyser
Issue Date: 1999
Abstract: The boundary scan test infrastructure is now widely implemented in the integrated circuit market, especially in the microprocessor and Application-Specific Integrated Circuit arena. While the structural test of printed circuit boards has been considered the driving force behind its broad acceptance, the test community has also addressed the issues of prototype debug and validation. However, the more demanding requirements associated with these issues are not sufficiently covered by the mandatory and optional operating modes described in the IEEE 1149.1 standard, especially for debugging problems associated with real-time operations. Previous work has focused on this problem, having resulted in a new set of user-defined optional instructions addressing the use of the BS register to store in real-time a sequence of contiguous vectors, captured at its parallel inputs without / until / after a certain condition is found. In this paper we describe the trade-off between input channels and storage capacity, by proposing a new operating mode where the BS register is used to capture / store an n-bit sequence captured at one single functional pin, thus acting similarly to a one-channel timing analyser. This non-intrusive operating mode may also be used for field diagnosis and other on-line operations.
Subject: Engenharia electrotécnica, Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Electrical engineering, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Source: Proceedings of the Internatinal On-Line Testing Workshop IOLTW'99
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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