By Gordon Roberts, Friedrich Taenzler, Mark Burns
With the proliferation of advanced semiconductor units containing electronic, analog, mixed-signal, and radio-frequency circuits, cutting-edge engineer needs to be fluent in all 4 circuit forms. Written for complex undergraduate and graduate-level scholars, in addition to engineering execs, An Introduction to Mixed-Signal IC try and Measurement, moment variation, encompasses analog, mixed-signal and radio-frequency circuits exams, with many correct business examples. The textual content assumes a superb heritage in analog and electronic circuits and a operating wisdom of desktops and desktop programming.
An creation to Mixed-Signal IC attempt and Measurement, moment variation, comprises examples and illustrations--featuring state of the art commercial technology--to improve and liven up the textual content. The booklet additionally introduces large-scale mixed-signal circuit and person circuit assessments, discusses the value-added merits of mixed-signal IC checking out to a manufacturer's product, and obviously defines the function of the try engineer.
New to This Edition
* a brand new bankruptcy on RF try tools and basics of RF Testing
* a brand new bankruptcy on Clock and Serial facts Communications Channel Measurements
* insurance of RF load board design
* New insurance of probabilistic reasoning for mixed-signal trying out
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Offline inking is a method used to electronically track bad dies using a computer database. Using pass/fail information from the database, bad dies are inked after the wafer has been removed from the test equipment. The wafers are then sawed into individual dies and the good ones are attached to lead frames. Lead frames are punched metal holders that eventually become the individual leads of the packaged device. Bond wires are attached from each die’s bond pads to the appropriate lead of the lead frame.
Repeatability is the ability of the test equipment and test program to give the same answer multiple times. Actually, a measurement that never changes at all is suspicious. It sometimes indicates that the tester is improperly configured, giving the same incorrect answer repeatedly. A good measurement typically shows some variability from one test program execution to the next, since electrical noise is present in all electronic circuits. Electrical noise is the source of many repeatability problems.
The quality of the product is certainly improved by testing, since defective devices are not shipped. Therefore, testing does add value to the product, as long as we define the product correctly. 3 What Is a Test Engineer? We have mentioned the term test engineer several times without actually defining what test engineering is. Perhaps this would be a good time to discuss the traditional roles of test engineers, design engineers, product engineers, and systems engineers. Although each of these engineering professions is involved in the development and production of semiconductor devices, each profession entails its own set of tasks and responsibilities.
An Introduction to Mixed-Signal IC Test and Measurement by Gordon Roberts, Friedrich Taenzler, Mark Burns