Chip and Board Testing
Upon receipt of the chip from a fabrication foundry, testing is required to exercise the chip to determine whether it implements its intended functions. If an incorrect response is observed, a second objective of testing is to diagnose why the chip behaved incorrectly. Furthermore, in order to meet the tight design constraints imposed on today’s chip designers, such as reduced chip to market time and reduced cost, testing must be considered very early in the design process.
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