<electronics> (Or "Scan-In, Scan-Out") A electronic circuit design technique which aims to increase the controllability and observability of a digital logic circuit by incorporating special "scan registers" into the circuit so that they form a scan path.
Some of the more common types of scan design include the multiplexed register designs and level-sensitive scan design (LSSD) used extensively by IBM. Boundary scan can be used alone or in combination with either of the above techniques.
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