Abstract

The bridge defect is one of the most difficult defects to locate. When classical static and dynamic optical techniques reach their limits, applying a dynamic signal on the power supplies for stimulating the defect allows obtaining useful additional information helping the localization. In this paper, we explore these techniques on a real case analysis of bridge defect in a scan chain on a 28nm technology node circuit. We will show that OBIRCH, LVI, static & dynamic EMMI do not give significant signatures for the defect localization. Finally we show that EMMI and LVI signatures applying a clock on the power supply bring relevant information to locate efficiently the defect.

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