Patent Number: 6,253,344

Title: System and method for testing a microprocessor with an onboard test vector generator

Abstract: A system for testing a microprocessor having a core execution unit, an internal memory, and a data port may comprise a tester having a data port which is connected to the microprocessor data port. A test vector generator program is transferred from the tester to the internal memory of the microprocessor for testing the microprocessor when the test vector generator program is executed by the core execution unit. The test vector generator program generates test vectors which are also stored in the internal memory, and which may then be executed by the core execution unit.

Inventors: Fin; Brian P. (Thornton, CO), Dixon; Daniel J. (Thornton, CO)

Assignee: Hewlett Packard Company

International Classification: G06F 11/267 (20060101); G06F 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018