Fault modeling in Digital systems

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  1. Innocent

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    Please i need advice on how to go about this project. Where to source information concerning the project.
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  2. Papabravo

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    I'm not sure what to say on this one. What kinds of faults are you interested in modeling, and in what context. Is this related to what happens in the silicon manufacturing process? Is this related to board or system level diagnosis and repair? Give us something to go on here.
     
  3. Innocent

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  4. Innocent

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    Thanks for showing interest.
    The area of interest is the diagnosis and repair of boards that make
    the digital systems.
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  5. Papabravo

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    When a board with a verified design stops working we have an easier problem than design verification. Two common board faults, shorts and opens can be modeled by SPST switches. Stimulus response testing can localize and detect these faults.

    Moving to the components we have with outputs the "stuck at 1" and the "stuck at 0" faults. These are modeled with a pullup or a pulldown resistor. In actual diagnosis a 1K resistor connected to Vcc or Ground will reveal outputs with weak drive which accounts for their inability to drive an output to a stable state.

    A broken input, as a result of static damage, can be modeled with an SPST switch. Again stimulus response testing can be used to localize and detect these faults.

    Signature analysis is another diagnostic tool that can be used to quickly verify the proper function of a board. Deviation from the signatures can indicate the location of a fault. This technique was popular some years ago, but I havn't heard much about it recently. Try googling the term if you are interested.

    Does this help?
     
  6. Innocent

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    Thanks once again
    True i will go goggling but i will appreciate if you can give me some reference materials like books or websites.
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  7. Papabravo

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    Peatman, J.B.,Digital Hardware Design,McGraw Hill, 1980
    $0.89 on Amazon. Well worth the shipping.
     
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