20090254787 | Shift-frequency scaling - There is provided a method that includes, (a) determining a first clock frequency for shifting a first section of a scan pattern set through a path in a digital circuit such that a first power dissipated by the digital circuit while shifting the first section does not exceed a power limit, (b) determining a second clock frequency for shifting a second section of the scan pattern set through the path such that a second power dissipated by the digital circuit while shifting the second section does not exceed the power limit, (c) shifting the first section through the path at the first clock frequency, and (d) shifting the second section through the path at the second clock frequency, where first and second clock frequencies are different from one another. There is also provided a system that performs the method. | 10-08-2009 |