Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Ulf Rask; Pontus Mannestig MSE-2002-27, pp. 16. Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2002.

The work

Författare / Author: Ulf Rask, Pontus Mannestig
claes.wohlin@bth.se
Titel / Title: Improvement of hardware basic testing - Identification and development of a scripted automation tool that will support hardware basic testing
Abstrakt Abstract:

In the ever-increasing development pace, circuits and hardware are no exception. Hardware designs grow and circuits gets more complex at the same time as the market pressure lowers the expected time-to-market. In this rush, verification methods often lag behind. Hardware manufacturers must be aware of the importance of total verification if they want to avoid quality flaws and broken deadlines which in the long run will lead to delayed time-to-market, bad publicity and a decreasing market share.
This paper discusses how a basic testing team may use an automated test environment in order to establish intellectual control regarding the testing and verification in a large hardware project. Company-specific factors that influence the design of an automated test environment are analyzed and a suggestion of a suitable environment is made. A prototype of the environment is constructed so that the project results may be evaluated in the real world.
The thesis support the academic field in stating that large chips are hard to verify and that script-automation tools are one way to make verification of larger chips possible. Hardware verification should be made without complicated and untested software so that the debugging process only has the hardware to deal with. The thesis also indicates that an automated test tool increases the test rate, provides better test coverage and make regression testing feasible.

Ämnesord / Subject: Telekommunikation - Telecommunications
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Nyckelord / Keywords: Basic Test, Automation, Tool, Script, System-On-Chip, Hardware

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Programvaruteknik/Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/16/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Lars Lundberg
lars.lundberg@bth.se
Examinator / Examiner: Claes Wohlin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science
Inst. för Programvaruteknik och Datavetenskap S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.ipd.bth.se/
I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Ericsson AB

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: thesis.pdf (1260 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)