An Introduction to Mixed-Signal Test and Measurement by Gordon Roberts, Friedrich Taenzler, Mark Burns

By Gordon Roberts, Friedrich Taenzler, Mark Burns

Built-in circuits incorporating either electronic and analog capabilities became more and more common within the semiconductor undefined. Mixed-signal IC try and dimension has grown right into a hugely really expert box of electric engineering. despite the fact that, attempt engineering remains to be a comparatively unknown career in comparison to IC layout engineering.

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The production test program is created from a subset of the characterization tests. The subset must be carefully chosento guaranteethat no bad devices are shipped. Product and test engineers must work very closelyto make sure that the reducedtest list still catchesall manufacturing defects. 1 Automated Test Equipment Automatedtest equipment is available from a number of commercial vendors, such as Teradyne, LTX, Agilent Technologies, and Schlumberger, to name a few. The Teradyne, Inc. 12. High-end ATE testers often consist of three major components:a test head, a workstation.

Unfortunately, the data sheet does not directly translate into a fInite list of all required production tests. O dB states that gain variation is guaranteedat each and every frequency in the passbandof the filter. Of course, semiconductor manufacturers do not test every possible frequency in production. Test plan generation sometimesseemslike more of an art than a science, especially when one tries to define exactly how a data sheet is translated into a test plan. Before exploring the art and science of mixedsignaltest plan generation, let us look at the function and structure of a data sheet in detail.

Which type of mixedsignalcircuit actsasa volumecontrolfor the cellulartelephoneearpiece? 4. Which type of mixed-signal circuit converts the speaker's voice into digital samples? 5. Which type of mixed-signalcircuit convertsincomingmodulatedvoice datainto digital samples? 6. Which type of digital circuit vocodes the speaker's voice samplesbefore they are passed to the base-bandinterface? 7. Whena PGA is combinedwith a digital logic block to keepa signalat a constantlevel, whatis the combinedcircuit called?

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