RASTA is powerful Fault Simulator architecture for RAM memories developed at Politecnico di Torino.
The key features of RASTA are:

  1. user-definable fault models, test algorithm, and memory architecture;
  2. very fast simulation algorithm;
  3. ability to compute the coverage of any provided test sequence w.r.t. a user-defined set of fault models, and to eliminate redundant operations;



Alberto Bosio


Giorgio Di Natale


Stefano Di Carlo

How to cite RASTA

The TestGroup development team  has invested a lot of time and effort in creating RASTA as it is today. Please give credit where credit is due and cite RASTA when you use it for your research activities.

RASTA can be cited through this papers:

Benso A., Di Carlo S., Di Natale G., Prinetto P. (2002)
Specification and design of a new memory fault simulator“. In: IEEE 11th AsianTest Symposium (ATS), Guam, USA, 18-20 Nov. 2002. pp. 92-97. 10.1109/ATS.2002.1181693


booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th Asian Test Symposium, 2002. (ATS '02)},
title = {Specification and design of a new memory fault simulator},
author = {Benso, Alfredo and Di Carlo, Stefano and Di Natale, Giorgio and Prinetto, Paolo Ernesto},
address = {Los Alamitos (CA)},
publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
year = {2002},
pages = {92--97},
keywords = {analytical models; testing; integrated circuit testing; memory architecture; fault simulation; read-write memory; random access memory; digital system design test and verification},
url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1181693},
doi = {10.1109/ATS.2002.1181693}


Copyright (C) 2002-2016
TestGroup Politecnico di Torino, Dip. Automatica e Informatica
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129, Torino (Italy)

MarchaTesta++ is distributed under a TestGroup Non-Commercial License.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,

RASTA source code from TestGroup SVN Repository

Release notes

  • v1.0
  • v1.1 a kind update from Dominik Ull, ITI, University of Stuttgart, Germany to solve library compatibility issues.

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