European Test Symposium 2021

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European Test Symposium 2021

The IEEE European Test Symposium (ETS) is Europe’s premier forum dedicated to presenting and discussing scientific results, emerging ideas, applications, hot topics and new trends in the area of electronic-based circuits and system testing, reliability, security and validation.

Session 4: Hardware Security

Monday, May 24, 2021
18:00 - 19:00 *UTC+2

Adam Cron, Synopsys
Giorgio Di Natale, National Research Center of France 

Compact Protection Codes for protecting memory from malicious data and address manipulations
Gilad DAR, Avihay GRIGIAC, Yagel ASHKENAZI, David PELED (Bar-Ilan University – Israel), Menachem GOLDZWEIG (biu university – Israel), Yoav WEIZMAN, Osnat KEREN (Bar-Ilan University – Israel)

RHAT: Efficient RowHammer-Aware Test for Modern DRAM Modules
Mohammad FARMANI, Mark TEHRANIPOOR, Fahim RAHMAN (University of Florida – United States)

Vendor Session 5: Electronic Design Automation and DFT

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
19:10 – 19:30  *UTC+2

Using Data Analytics to Debug and Trace Multi-Chip Module (MCM) Test Failures During the Manufacturing Process for Reducing Overall Test and Manufacturing Costs

Seeing your MCM packaged chips fail late in the manufacturing process during Final Test is never a welcoming sight especially due to the lost opportunity of selling these chips but also due to the inability to recoup the high costs associated with the testing and packaging that went into the manufacturing of these failed MCM packaged chips. Using data analytics throughout the various manufacturing test stages can possibly help find the source of the problem earlier in the manufacturing cycle. This paper introduces specific analytical methods such as data feed backward and data feed forward that enables test engineers to perform fast root cause analysis and find the source of where the issue originated. Test engineers can then further incorporate preventative measures to bin out suspected die earlier in the process preventing costly failures downstream. Come listen to a real-world customer example of how one customer used these methods together with a cloud-based data analytics solution to reduce their overall test and manufacturing costs.

Guy Cortez
Product Marketing Manager, Synopsys

International Test Access Automation & Adoption Workshop (TAAA)

Friday, May 28, 2021 

18:30 – 19:10:  Keynote: A perspective on 1500 History  - Yervant Zorian
19:10 – 19:30:  Invited paper presentation: Update on 1500 - Mike Ricchetti
19:30 – 19:50:  Invited paper presentation: End-to-End Automation with Robust, Standards-Based Access
                             Bala Tarun Nelapatla and Adam Cron

The 1st International Test Access, Automation and Adoption (TAAA) aims to be a focused and open platform dedicated for exchanging insights on the three A’s: Access, Automation and Adoption. The scope of the workshop is to address challenges on the path from pure research-oriented works to solutions that can be practically applicable in industry. The areas of interest include (but are not limited to) various aspects in relation to test access, automation and adoption in respect to existing standards, like IEEE Std. 1149.x, 1500, 1581, 1687, and 1838, and to on-going standardisation work, like P1687.1 , P2654 , P2929, P1149.4, P1450, P1450.1, P1450.6.

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AI Hardware: Test, Reliability and Security (AI-Treats) Workshop

May 28, 2021
18:30 - 19:30 *UTC+2

Panel: Test and dependability for AI chips: any different from traditional chips?

Moderator: Mehdi Tahoori, KIT, Germany

Alberto Bosio, INL, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Siddharth Garg, NYU, USA
Yiorgos Makris, Univ. Texas at Dallas, USA
Fadi Maamari, Synopsys, USA
Eric Zhang, Horizon, Canada

Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), in particular deep learning, have led to numerous applications, including computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing, robotics, etc. Autonomous vehicles are also afoot and AI will be the core enabling technology. In parallel, there is intense activity in designing dedicated hardware for AI. On one hand, AI hardware accelerators are demanded to support the tremendous processing power, unprecedented speed, and memory costs that deep neural networks require so as to realize their full potential. On the other hand, there is a large incentive for moving the AI algorithms execution from the cloud into the edge devices, i.e. Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, in particular for meeting data confidentiality and network bandwidth requirements and eliminating the communication latency. Edge devices are expected to include local AI processing, yet this is challenging as an edge device is a resource-constrained environment. AI hardware design efforts rapidly evolve exploring various architectures (e.g., machine learning-based, spiking), design flavors (e.g., digital, mixed analog-digital), and emerging technologies (e.g., memristive devices arranged into crossbars to implement efficiently the multiply-add matrix operations in neural networks).

Synopsys Virtual Booth

Visit Synopsys virtual booth where we will be available to discuss our solutions and answer any questions.

Virtual Booth Hours: 

  • Monday, May 24: 16:30 - 17:00
  • Tuesday, May 25: 16:00 - 16:30 and 17:30 - 18:00 
  • Wednesday, May 26: 16:00 - 16:30 

*All times are noted for UTC+2

Synopsys ETS'21 Virtual Booth