Best Reference Books – Digital System Testing and Testable Design

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Digital System Testing and Testable Design subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Digital System Testing and Testable Design along with reviews.

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1. “Testing of Digital Systems” by N K Jha and S Gupta

Book Review: This book covers all the aspects that deal with the testing of digital systems. The book starts with the basics thereby going through automatic test pattern generation, testability design and self test built in of digital circuits. The advanced topics covered in the book are IDDQ testing, functional testing, delay fault testing, memory testing and fault diagnosis. The book also has detailed analysis of latest techniques which include test generation for fault models, testing techniques discussion at varied levels of integrated circuit hierarchy. The book also contains a chapter on system on a chip test synthesis.

2. “Essentials of Electronic Testing” by M L Bushnell and V D Agrawal

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“Essentials of Electronic Testing” Book Review: This book covers the concepts of semiconductor device technology, circuit design, electronic testing which serve as a foundation for VLSI design. The book presents systems on a chip which include digital, memory and mixed signal sub systems and covers all types of electronic circuits. It also explains various techniques needed for electronic testing. The book is based on the current trends and techniques in the field of electronic testing. This book is suitable for students and professionals alike.

3. “Digital Systems Testing and Testable Design” by M Abramovici and A. D. Friedman

“Digital Systems Testing and Testable Design” Book Review: This book offers a comprehensive treatment of digital systems testing and testable design along with numerous examples and exercises. It covers a detailed discussion of simulation, fault simulation, test generation, fault modeling for classic and new technologies, design for testability, built-in self-test, and diagnosis. The content is updated according to the recent changes in the field making it a suitable read for test engineers, ASIC and system designers, CAD developers, and advanced engineering students.

4. “Built-in Test for VLSI: Pseudorandom Techniques” by P H Bardell and J Savir

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Book Review: The book provides data about all the major concepts, techniques, problems and solutions in the field of pseudo random pattern testing. The book starts with a description of drawbacks of conventional testing which are applied to complex digital circuits taking into account the comparison the principles of design for testability of more advanced digital technology. The book also offers detailed discussions of test sequence generation and data compression including pseudorandom sequence generators and built in testing. The book also details random and memory testing and assesses the efficiency of such tests.

5. “Fault Tolerant and Fault Testable Hardware Design” by P K Lala

“Fault Tolerant and Fault-Testable Hardware Design” Book Review: This book covers all the fundamental concepts of fault tolerant and fault-testable hardware design. Spread out over 6 chapters, it covers topics like Basic Concepts of Reliability, Faults in Digital Circuits, Test Generation, Fault Tolerant Design of Digital Systems, Self-Checking and Fail-Safe Logic, and Design for Testability. Both students and professionals can refer to this book.

6. “Digital System Test and Testable Design: Using Hdl Models and Architectures” by Zainalabedin Navabi

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“Digital System Test and Testable Design: Using HDL Models and Architectures” Book Review: This book explains the concepts of testing and testability along with digital design practices and methodologies. The book uses Verilog models and testbenches for describing and implementing fault simulation and test generation algorithms. The author also covers testbenches and testbench development techniques to help readers gain a better understanding of the subject. This book is suitable for professionals or college graduates starting their career in this field.

7. “Digital Fitness Test System” by Arief R Harris

“Digital Fitness Test System: With ECG Feature Extraction” Book Review: This work aims to develop a Digital Fitness Test System (DFTS). This system is based on the manual National Physical Fitness Test (NPFT) that is successfully used in Malaysian schools and sports associations. The software reads and analyzes the data from the device and recognizes the fitness level of the person. Results obtained from these stations are compared with those obtained manually for performance comparison. This will prove to be beneficial for students, teachers, as well as professionals.

8. “Testing of Communicating Systems” by Ural Probert

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“Testing of Communicating Systems” Book Review: This volume contains the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Testing of Communicating Systems (TestCom 2000). The conference saw the discussion of a wide variety of topics such as – tools and techniques for testing, test standards, frameworks, notations, algorithms, fundamentals of testing, and industrial experiences and issues. The tools and techniques discussed apply to performance testing of communications software, conformance testing, interoperability testing, internet protocols and applications, and multimedia and distributed systems. This book is suitable for engineers, designers, managers of IT products and services, and all researchers interested in advancing the technology of engineering Internet frameworks, systems, services, and applications for reliability and quality.

9. “Digital Systems Testing And Testable Design” by Melvin A Breuer Miron Abramovici and Arthur D Friedman

“Digital Systems Testing and Testable Design” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive treatment of digital systems testing and testable design replete with numerous examples and exercises. Both fundamental concepts and the latest advances in this rapidly changing field are described in detail while theoretical material that only supports practical applications are presented. It covers a detailed discussion of simulation, fault simulation, function testing, test generation, fault modeling for classic and new technologies, design for testability, built-in self-test, and diagnosis. This book is suitable for test engineers, ASIC and system designers. CAD developers and advanced engineering students can refer to keep up with the recent changes in the field.

10. “An Introduction to Logic Circuit Testing” by Lala

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“An Introduction to Logic Circuit Testing” Book Review: This book offers a comprehensive coverage of techniques for test generation and testable design of digital electronic circuits/systems. It has four chapters that deals with concepts like various types of faults that may occur in very large scale integration (VLSI)-based digital circuits, test generation techniques such as redundancy, fault coverage, sensitization, and backtracking, testability, ad hoc design-for-testability rules that can be used to enhance testability of combinational circuits, test generation and response evaluation techniques used in BIST (built-in self-test) schemes for VLSI chips. The material covered in the book is sufficient for engineers working in the industry or for a course in digital circuit testing for senior-level undergraduate and first-year graduate students in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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