Abstract

The use of memory arrays to drive yield enhancement has driven the development of many technologies. The uniformity of the arrays allows for easy testing and defect location. Unfortunately, the complexities of the logic circuitry are not represented well in the memory arrays. As technologies push to smaller geometries and the layout and timing of the logic circuitry become more problematic the ability to address yield issue is becoming critical. This paper presents the added yield enhancement capabilities of using e600 core Scan Chain and Scan Pattern testing for logic debug, ways to interpret the fail data, and test methodologies to balance test time and acquiring data. Selecting a specific test methodology and using today's advanced tools like Freescale's DFT/FA has been proven to find more yield issues, earlier, enabling quicker issue resolution.

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