3D design‐for‐test architecture

Erik Jan Marinissen, Mario Konijnenburg, Jouke Verbree, Chun-Chuan Chi, Sergej Deutsch, Christos Papameletis, Tobias Burgherr, Konstantin Shibin, Brion L. Keller, Vivek Chickermane, Sandeep K. Goel

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IMEC and Cadence have jointly developed a 3D design‐for‐test (DfT) architecture that serves both 2.5D and 3D stacked integrated circuits (SICs). The architecture originally targeted stacks of monolithic, non‐hierarchical, logic‐only dies. A 3D‐DfT demonstrator circuit was designed, manufactured, and tested as part of an IMEC 3D chip stack nicknamed “Vesuvius‐3D.” Over time, our architecture has been extended to include (i) multi‐tower stacks, hierarchical system on chips (SoCs) containing (ii) test data compression and (iii) embedded cores, (iv) allow for at‐speed interconnect testing, and (v) cover memory‐on‐logic stacks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of 3D integration
Subtitle of host publicationvolume 4: design, test, and thermal management
EditorsP.D. Franzon, E.J. Marinissen, M.S. Bakir
Place of PublicationWeinheim
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)978-3-527-33855-9
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2019

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