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Analog Signal Generation for Built-In-Self-Test of Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits

  • Gordon W. Roberts
  • Albert K. Lu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gordon W. Roberts, Albert K. Lu
    Pages 1-7
  3. Gordon W. Roberts, Albert K. Lu
    Pages 9-32
  4. Gordon W. Roberts, Albert K. Lu
    Pages 33-51
  5. Gordon W. Roberts, Albert K. Lu
    Pages 53-71
  6. Gordon W. Roberts, Albert K. Lu
    Pages 73-122
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 77-122

About this book

Introduction

Analog Signal Generation for Built-In-Self-Test (BIST) of Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits is a concise introduction to a powerful new signal generation technique.
The book begins with a brief introduction to the testing problem and a review of conventional signal generation techniques. The book then describes an oversampling-based oscillator capable of generating high-precision analog tones using a combination of digital logic and D/A conversion. These concepts are then extended to multi-tone testing schemes without introducing a severe hardware penalty. The concepts are extended further to encompass piece-wise linear waveforms such as square, triangular and sawtooth waves. Experimental results are presented to verify the ideas in each chapter and finally, conclusions are drawn. For those readers unfamiliar with delta-sigma modulation techniques, a brief introduction to this subject is also provided in an appendix.
The book is ideal for test engineers, researchers and circuits designers with an interest in IC testing methods.

Keywords

Generator Hardware Modulation Signal VHDL Verilog analog circuit integrated circuit logic testing

Authors and affiliations

  • Gordon W. Roberts
    • 1
  • Albert K. Lu
    • 2
  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.PMC-Sierra, Inc.BurnabyCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2341-3
  • Copyright Information Kiuwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5992-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2341-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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