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On-line test of embedded systems: the functional approach

Datum: 12.12.2013
Uhrzeit: +++ 18 Uhr c.t. +++ SONDERTERMIN

Ort: Cartesium Rotunde

Vortragende(r): Matteo SONZA REORDA (Politecnico di Torino, Italien)


On-line test of embedded systems is becoming increasingly important mainly due to the growing usage of electronic systems in safety-critical applications and to the higher chances of failures in new devices. Standards and regulations are also pushing the adoption of effective on-line test solutions both at the device and at the system level. While Design for Testability is definitely an effective solution, there are situations in which alternative or complementary ways have to be explored (e.g., because DfT solutions are not usable and/or documented), and functional testing stands as the only viable solution. The presentation will overview the state of the art and the main open issues in this area (e.g., in terms of achievable defect coverage, test time, and costs), emphasizing the limitations of the functional approach, but also reporting about recent advancements that could allow its easier and wider adoption in practice.


Matteo SONZA REORDA took his MS degree (Laurea) in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy) in 1986, and the PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the same Institution in 1990. Since 1990 he works with the Department of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino, where he is currently a Full Professor. His main research interests include Testing and Fault Tolerant design of Electronic Systems. He published more than 250 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. Since 2010 he is the chair of the European branch of the IEEE Test Technology Technical Council (eTTTC).

Matteo Sonza Reorda is the leader of the Electronic CAD research group within the Department of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino. In this role he has been and currently is the responsible for several research projects founded by public bodies (such as the Italian Ministry for University, the Italian Space Agency, the European Commission, the Regione Piemonte) and private industries (such as STMicroelectronics, Intel, NEC USA, FIAT, Magneti Marelli, Pirelli, Eles Semiconductor, Larimart).

Further information on Matteo SONZA REORDA’s curriculum can be found on his web site (www.cad.polito.it/~sonza).

Ansprechpartner(in) / Einladende(r):
Prof. Dr. Görschwin Fey