International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology

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Multi-level sequential circuit partitioning for test vector generation for low power test in VLSI

VH Prathyush, K Somasundaram


Sequential graph partitioning algorithms have been developed to fulfill the requirements of emerging multi-phase problems in
circuit testing models. In this paper, we present a multi-level graph partitioning algorithm for circuit partitioning, which will
minimize the number of test vectors during a low power test in VLSI circuits. By reducing the number of test vectors, we can
reduce the energy consumption during the test. Our experimental results with ISCAS bench mark circuits have shown that the
power can be reduced up to 55%.

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