Diagnostics and ReliabilityDiagnostics and Reliability

Semestr: Summer

Range: 2+2s


Credits: 4

Programme type: Undefined

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Fault models for digital systems, test generation for combinational and sequential circuits, test set minimization, fault simulation, signature analysis, built-in self-test, testing LSI and VLSI circuits, hardware for diagnostics. Introduction to reliability, models and characteristics, their evaluation, system redundancy, fault-tolerant systems.


Course syllabus:

1. Introduction to diagnostics, basic terms, fault models.
2. Test generation for combinational circuits.
3. Test generation for sequential circuits.
4. Test set minimization, random and pseudorandom test vectors.
5. Automated test generation systems, fault simulation.
6. Diagnostic data compression, signature analysis, fault dictionaries.
7. Design for testability, built-in self-test equipment.
8. Fail-safe circuits, totally self-checking circuits. Watchdog.
9. Testing LSI and VLSI: microprocessors, memories and PLDs.
10. Testers. Boundary scan.
11. Introduction to reliability theory, reliability models.
12. Evaluation and prediction of reliability characteristics
13. System redundancy (static and dynamic).
14. Fault-tolerant systems, their design and application.

Seminar syllabus:

1. Faults in digital systems, fault models.
2. Intuitive path sensitizing
3. Path sensitizing in circuits with redundancy, D-algorithm
4. Boolean difference, modular approach to test generation
5. Test generation for sequential circuits.
6. Test set minimization
7. Diagnostic data compression, fault dictionaries.
8. Fail-safe circuits. Preparing laboratory measurements
9.-12. Laboratory measurements (rotating)
-Fault detection and location in combinational circuits.
-Boundary scan
-Built-in self-test equipment
-Signature analysis
13. Computing of reliability characteristics, redundant systems
14. Markov models of repaired and non-repaired systems