Best Reference Books – Testing and Verification of Circuits

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We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Testing and Verification of Circuits Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

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We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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

“Testing of Digital Systems” 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. It also has detailed analysis of latest techniques which include test generation for fault models, testing techniques discussion at varied levels of integrated circuit hierarchy. It is aimed at graduate students of electrical and computer engineering, as well as practicing engineers.

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

“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.

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

“Built-in Test for VLSI: Pseudorandom Techniques” Book Review: The book provides data about all the major concepts, techniques, problems and solutions in the field of pseudo random pattern testing. It starts with a description of drawbacks of conventional testing which are applied to complex digital circuits taking into account the comparison of 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. “Advanced Formal Verification” by Rolf Drechsler

“Advanced Formal Verification” Book Review: This book offers a comprehensive overview of the recent advancements in the verification domain. Veterans of this field describe the underlying methods of verification tools and elaborate different industrial scenarios. The book begins by addressing the core techniques of formal verification tools like SAT and BDDs. It also tackles difficult topics like multipliers. The second half of the book deals with professional tools and their underlying methodology, property checking and assertion based verification.

7. “Verification by Error Modeling: Using Testing Techniques in Hardware Verification” by Zeljko Zilic

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“Verification by Error Modeling: Using Testing Techniques in Hardware Verification” Book Review: This book offers the foundational concepts of reusing test vector generation and simulation for implementation verification to save time significantly. The results are presented in the direction of merging manufacturing test vector generation and verification. The methods presented in this book may be suitable to verify gate level circuits which may have small modifications after automatic optimization or some manual interaction.

8. “EDA for IC System Design, Verification, and Testing” by Martin Lavagno Scheffer

“EDA for IC System Design, Verification, and Testing” Book Review: This book provides insight into the design automation algorithms, tools, and methodologies implemented to design integrated circuits. It analyzes important topics like logical verification, system-level design, micro-architectural design, and testing. The book also includes the input of field experts in various chapters where they discuss processor modeling and design tools, design and verification languages, using performance metrics to select microprocessor cores for IC designs, digital simulation, hardware acceleration and emulation, etc. Both students and professionals will find this book to be a fascinating read.

9. “Electron Beam Testing Technology” by Thong

“Electron Beam Testing Technology” Book Review: This book offers a comprehensive coverage of electron beam testing for integrated circuits. The book seamlessly integrates fundamental concepts with their applications, providing a brief overview of the material at the beginning of each chapter. It is ideal for both experienced practitioners as well as those unfamiliar with the technology.

10. “Formal Equivalence Checking and Design Debugging” by Huang Shi-Yu

“Formal Equivalence Checking and Design Debugging” Book Review: This book expands on the fundamental concepts of logic equivalence checking and design debugging in design verification. It reviews and mentions logic equivalence checking technologies that can solve design problems. Problems regarding verification of design revisions after intensive sequential transformations have also been addressed. A thorough investigation of design error diagnosis and design error correction along with a detailed analysis on the algorithms used in two logic debugging software programs, ErrorTracer and AutoFix, is also provided. This book is suitable for both designers and CAD researchers.

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these books – “Testing of Digital Systems” by N K Jha and S Gupta, “Essentials of Electronic Testing” by M L Bushnell and V D Agrawal, “Digital Systems Testing and Testable Design” by M Abramovici, M A Breuer and A D Friedman, “Built-in Test for VLSI: Pseudorandom Techniques” by P H Bardell and J Savir, “Fault Tolerant and Fault Testable Hardware Design” by P K Lala, “Advanced Formal Verification” by Rolf Drechsler, “Verification by Error Modeling: Using Testing Techniques in Hardware Verification” by Zeljko Zilic, “EDA for IC System Design, Verification, and Testing” by Martin Lavagno Scheffer, “Electron Beam Testing Technology” by Thong, “Formal Equivalence Checking and Design Debugging” by Huang Shi-Yu – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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Manish Bhojasia, a technology veteran with 20+ years @ Cisco & Wipro, is Founder and CTO at Sanfoundry. He is Linux Kernel Developer & SAN Architect and is passionate about competency developments in these areas. He lives in Bangalore and delivers focused training sessions to IT professionals in Linux Kernel, Linux Debugging, Linux Device Drivers, Linux Networking, Linux Storage, Advanced C Programming, SAN Storage Technologies, SCSI Internals & Storage Protocols such as iSCSI & Fiber Channel. Stay connected with him @ LinkedIn