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DfT and security are often presented as antagonist, indeed the DfT has as objective to maximize internal nodes observability and controllability, while security constraints do not allow any internal information to be controlled or extracted. However, we showed that DfT can handle security constraints while being supported by commercial tools. We described secure scan test solution and secure RAM/ROM test techniques. Pro and cons of the insertion of such techniques in a design flow are also being discussed.

To conclude, DfT and Security could be compatible if carefully implemented.


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