A Built-in Self-Repair Scheme for Semiconductor Memories with 2-D Redundancy

Jin Fu Li, Jen Chieh Yeh, Rei Fu Huang, Cheng Wen Wu, Peir Yuan Tsai, Archer Hsu, Eugene Chow

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Embedded memories are among the most widely used cores in current system-on-chip (SOC) implementations. Memory cores usually occupy a significant portion of the chip area, and dominate the manufacturing yield of the chip. Efficient yield-enhancement techniques for embedded memories thus are important for SOC. In this paper we present a built-in self-repair (BISR) scheme for semiconductor memories with 2-D redundancy structures. The BISR design is composed of a built-in self-test (BIST) module and a built-in redundancy analysis (BIRA) module. Our BIST circuit supports three test modes; the 1) main memory testing, 2) spare memory testing, and 3) repair modes. The BIRA module executes the proposed redundancy analysis (RA) algorithm for RAM with a 2-D redundancy structure, i.e., spare rows and spare columns. The BIRA module also serves as the reconfiguration (address remapping) unit in the normal mode. Experimental results show that a high repair rate (i.e., the ratio of the number of repaired memories to the number of defective memories) is achieved with the proposed RA algorithm and BISR scheme. The BISR circuit has a low area overhead - about 4.6% for an 8K×64 SRAM.

頁(從 - 到)393-402
期刊Proceedings - International Test Conference
出版狀態已出版 - 2003
事件Proceedings International Test Conference 2003 - Charlotte, NC, United States
持續時間: 30 9月 20032 10月 2003


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