In this paper, we present a new X-filling technique to reduce the shift and capture transitions occurred during scan based test application. The unspecified bits in the test cubes are filled with the logic value of 1's or 0's using the proposed don't care filling technique, namely CSP - filling in such a way that the both average power and peak power in test applications are reduced. In our approach, the capture transition is made to be within the peak-power limit of the circuit under test while reducing the average power in shift-in phase of test applications. The experimental results obtained from ISCAS'89 benchmark circuits show that, the CSP - filling technique provides a significant reduction in both shift and capture transitions in test mode.
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