• Fuzzy delay model based fault simulator for crosstalk delay fault test generation in asynchronous sequential circuits

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      Asynchronous sequential circuits; crosstalk delay faults; fuzzy delay model; multi-objective genetic algorithm; fault coverage; transitions.

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      In this paper, a fuzzy delay model based crosstalk delay fault simulator is proposed. As design trends move towards nanometer technologies, more number of new parameters affects the delay of the component. Fuzzy delay models are ideal for modelling the uncertainty found in the design and manufacturing steps. The fault simulator based on fuzzy delay detects unstable states, oscillations and non-confluence of settling states in asynchronous sequential circuits. The fuzzy delay model based fault simulator is used to validate the test patterns produced by Elitist Non-dominated sorting Genetic Algorithm (ENGA) based test generator, for detecting crosstalk delay faults in asynchronous sequential circuits. The multi-objective genetic algorithm, ENGA targets two objectives of maximizing fault coverage and minimizing number of transitions. Experimental results are tabulated for SIS benchmark circuits for three gate delay models, namely unit delay model, rise/fall delay model and fuzzy delay model. Experimental results indicate that test validation using fuzzy delay model is more accurate than unit delay model and rise/fall delay model.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      S Jayanthy1 M C Bhuvaneswari2

      1. Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore 641 022, India
      2. Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore 641 004, India
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