Extensive testing of floating point unit
Janusz Sosnowski , Tomasz Bech
AbstractThis paper addresses the problem of developing test programs for IEEE-754 and Intel x87-compliant floating point units (FPUs). Exhaustive testing is assured by a balanced mixture of pseudorandom, fault and application-oriented instruction sequences. Special tools have been used to manage the test monitoring and to optimize the fault coverage. Their usefulness was illustrated with experimental results. Some data related to the cost (in time and RAM space) of the developed tests are presented
|Book||Euromicro Conference, 2000. Proceedings of the 26th, vol. 1, 2000|
|Keywords in English||application-oriented instruction sequences, Arithmetic, Circuit faults, circuit testing, cost, Costs, exhaustive testing, fault coverage optimization, fault sequences, floating point arithmetic, Hardware, IEEE-754 compliant floating point units, integrated circuit testing, Intel x87-compliant floating point units, microprocessor chips, microprocessors, microprocessor testing, monitoring, observability, pseudorandom sequences, RAM space, Registers, sequences, system testing, test monitoring, test program development, Time|
|Publication indicators||= 3; = 4; = 8.0|
|Citation count*||8 (2020-09-20)|
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