Patent Number: 6,310,487

Title: Semiconductor integrated circuit and testing method thereof

Abstract: The invention provides a semiconductor integrated circuit wherein a PMOS 111 having a high threshold voltage is installed between a VDD line 101 and a VDDV line 103, and a NMOS 121 having a high threshold voltage is installed between a VSS line 102 and a VSSV line 104. The semiconductor integrated circuit comprises a logic gate circuit supplied with a power source voltage via the VDDV line 103 and the VSSV line 104, respectively, and made up of PMOSes 131 to 133, and NMOSes 141 to 143. A substrate terminal of the PMOSes 131 to 133, respectively, is connected to a pad 163 to which a suitable voltage can be supplied from outside while a substrate terminal of the NMOSes 141 to 143, respectively, is connected to a pad 164 to which a suitable voltage can be supplied from outside. The semiconductor integrated circuit with such a configuration is capable of improving a failure detection ratio at testing.

Inventors: Yokomizo; Koichi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G01R 31/28 (20060101); G01R 031/26 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018