Efficient Board-Level Functional Fault Diagnosis with Missing Syndromes


Journal Article

© 1982-2012 IEEE. Functional fault diagnosis is widely used in board manufacturing to ensure product quality and improve product yield. Advanced machine-learning techniques have recently been advocated for reasoning-based diagnosis; these techniques are based on the historical record of successfully repaired boards. However, traditional diagnosis systems fail to provide appropriate repair suggestions when the diagnostic logs are fragmented and some error outcomes, or syndromes, are not available during diagnosis. We describe the design of a diagnosis system that can handle missing syndromes and can be applied to four widely used machine-learning techniques. Several imputation methods are discussed and compared in terms of their effectiveness for addressing missing syndromes. Moreover, a syndrome-selection technique based on the minimum-redundancy-maximum-relevance criteria is also incorporated to further improve the efficiency of the proposed methods. Two large-scale synthetic data sets generated from the log information of complex industrial boards in volume production are used to validate the proposed diagnosis system in terms of diagnosis accuracy and training time.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jin, S; Ye, F; Zhang, Z; Chakrabarty, K; Gu, X

Published Date

  • June 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 985 - 998

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-0070

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/TCAD.2015.2481859

Citation Source

  • Scopus