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A Flexible Design Methodology for Analog Test Wrappers in Mixed-Signal SOCs

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A Flexible Design Methodology for Analog Test Wrappers in Mixed-Signal SOCs
The manufacturing test cost for mixed-signal SOCs is widely recognized to be much higher than that for digital SOCs. It has been shown in recent prior work that the use of analog test wrappers (ATWs) for embedded analog cores in mixed-signal SOCs reduces test cost. ATWs enable analog test using digital test access mechanisms, thereby reducing the need for expensive mixed-signal testers. However, analog cores, which tend to be application-specific, evolve more than digital cores with changes in technology. The ATW specifications are therefore subject to change due to the speed/frequency requirements of the newer and faster analog cores that are embedded in the SOC. These changes in specifications require the redesign of the data converters in an ATW. We propose an automated parameter translation and ATW redesign methodology. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our methodology using a set of analog tests specified for a representative analog core. We further study the tradeoffs betw...
Anuja Sehgal, Sule Ozev, Krishnendu Chakrabarty
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ICCD
Authors Anuja Sehgal, Sule Ozev, Krishnendu Chakrabarty
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