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Hardwire: A risk-free FPGA-to-ASIC migration path

  • Bradly K. Fawcett
  • Nick Sawyer
  • Tony Williams
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 849)

Abstract

HardWire LCAs are architecturally-equivalent, mask-programmed versions of Xilinx FPGA devices, where the programming elements have been replaced with fixed metal connections. Built-in scan test logic used in conjunction with automatic test vector generation software results in 100% fault coverage. Completed FPGA database files are used to generate HardWire LCA masks and test programs, ensuring compatibility with the corresponding programmable device and minimizing the engineering resources required for the conversion.

Keywords

Field Programmable Gate Array Test Vector Fault Coverage Programmable Device Mask Layer 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradly K. Fawcett
    • 1
  • Nick Sawyer
    • 1
  • Tony Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Xilinx Inc.San JoseUSA

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