On the test of microprocessor IP cores

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  author =       "F. Corno and M. {Sonza Reorda} and G. Squillero and 
                 M. Violante",
  title =        "On the test of microprocessor {IP} cores",
  booktitle =    "Proceedings of Design, Automation and Test in Europe
                 Conference and Exhibition 2001",
  year =         "2001",
  pages =        "209--213",
  address =      "Munich, Germany",
  month =        "13-16 " # mar,
  publisher =    "IEEE Press",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  URL =          "http://www.date-conference.com/conference/instructions/gl_paper04c_2.pdf",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1109/DATE.2001.915026",
  size =         "5 pages",
  abstract =     "Testing is a crucial issue in SOC development and
                 production process. A popular solution for SOCs that
                 include microprocessor cores is based on making them
                 execute a test program. Thus, implementing a very
                 attractive BIST solution. This paper describes a method
                 for the generation of effective programs for the
                 self-test of a processor. The method can be partially
                 automated and combines ideas from traditional
                 functional approaches and from the ATPG field. We
                 assess the feasibility and effectiveness of the method
                 by applying it to a 8051 core",
  notes =        "Posted online: 2002-08-07

                 \cite{squillero:2005:GPEM} p249 says 'The approach
                 relied on a library of fragments of code carefully and
                 skillfully written by hand, called macros. The optimal
                 sequence of macros was heuristically determined, and
                 then a genetic algorithm optimized their parameters.
                 The approach is quite effective, but hardly scalable.
                 An Intel i8051, a very simple microprocessor, required
                 213 macros; and the macro list was carefully compiled
                 by an experienced engineer in two working days.'",

Genetic Programming entries for Fulvio Corno Matteo Sonza Reorda Giovanni Squillero M Violante