Fault behavior dictionary for simulation of device-level transients Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents a methodology for the simulation of massive number of device-level transient faults. Fault injection locations and the gates around those locations are extracted and evaluated with SPICE. The extracted sub-circuits are exercised exhaustively while fault-injections are performed. Faulty behavior at the outputs of each sub-circuit is recorded in a dictionary, along with the associated input vector, fault-injection time, and location. The recorded logical errors are injected concurrently at run-time on the target design. A concurrent transient simulator is developed to allow simultaneous evaluation of a massive number of fault-injections, in a single simulation pass. The methodology is illustrated by a case study of MC68000 microprocessor.

name of conference

  • 1993 International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD)

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of 1993 International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD)

author list (cited authors)

  • Choi, G. S., Iyer, R. K., & Saab, D. G.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Choi, GS||Iyer, RK||Saab, DG

publication date

  • January 1993