Evolution of Test Programs Exploiting a FSM Processor Model

Sanchez E., Squillero G., Tonda A.

Conference on EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMPLEX, EvoGAMES, EvoIASP, EvoINTELLIGENCE, EvoNUM, AND EvoSTOC, Torino, Italy, 27 - 29 April 2011, vol.6625, pp.162-171 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6625
  • City: Torino
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-171
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Microprocessor testing is becoming a challenging task, due to the increasing complexity of modern architectures. Nowadays, most architectures are tackled with a combination of scan chains and Software-Based Self-Test (SBST) methodologies. Among SBST techniques, evolutionary feedback-based ones prove effective in microprocessor testing: their main disadvantage, however, is the considerable time required to generate suitable test programs.