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EEE 4930/5934 Mixed Signal IC Test I, Fall 2014 Syllabus (Data Sheet)

Mixed Signal IC Test Contact Information


Professor: William R. Eisenstadt,
Assistant: TBA
Office: 529 NEB
Office: 538 NEB
Telephone: (352) 392-4946
Telephone: (352) 846-3362
Facsimile: (352) 392-8381
Facsimile: (352) 392-8381
E-mail: wre@tec.ufl.edu
E-mail:
Web: http://www.tec.ufl.edu/~wre/

Course Sequence Goals: Develop understanding of the production testing and validation of
mixed-signal ICs and systems. The testing of mixed-signal ICs include both analog and digital
circuits and requires an understanding of both and the IC test environment to be successful. This
is a two semester sequence in Mixed Signal IC testing with the first semester covering basic test
topics and the second semester Advanced Mixed Signal IC Test topics.
This course was jointly developed in the last six months by the UF ECE and Texas Instruments,
Tucson, TX. These experiences of this course sequence will make better engineers of all of us
(including the TA and the instructor). This course sequence is supported heavily by Texas
Instruments and National Instruments and the students who do well will be in great hiring
demand by US semiconductor and US test companies. The course sequence is limited to 40
students at this time but will expand next year as the laboratories get established.
Course Topics: Fundamentals of Testing IC Devices and systems: test specifications, parametric
testing, measurement accuracy, test hardware, sampling theory, digital signal processing based
testing, and calibrations. Circuit analysis and circuit design with analog and mixed-signal
systems. Labs on testing passive components, LDOs, Op-amps, DACS/ADCs, Mixed-Signal ICs
Labview and the National Instruments Savage Tester.
Prerequisite: EEE 3308C and EEE 3701 or an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering.
Class Period and Location: Monday, Wednesday, and sometimes Friday, 8th periods, 3:00pm
to 3:50pm, Larsen 330. Students will go to lab most weeks on Thursday or Friday or perform lab
and video work at home.
Lab Period and Location: Labs will be given Thursday and Friday in NEB 289 on a sign up
basis. Computer labs will be done at home.
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 1:45pm to 2:45pm, NEB.
TA: Manuel Moreno, contact information to be announced.

Required Text:. Gordon Roberts, Friedrich Taenzler, Mark Burns, An Introduction to MixedSignal IC Test and Measurement, 2nd Edition, Oxford Press, 2011, ISBN-13: 978-0199796212.
Alternate Text: M. Burns and G. Roberts, An Introduction to Mixed-Signal IC Test and
Measurement, 1st Edition, Oxford Press ISBN-13: 9780195140163, 2000.
Course Materials: I will be using the Syllabus on the Sakai system to index of the daily class
materials posted for you to review and to learn from. So, you can find most learning materials
by clicking on a link from the Syllabus. I try to post all written materials and video materials
used in the lectures to assist in your learning.
There will be folders that contain course materials (Course Notes, Labview notes, In Class
Notes, etc) in the Resources section of Sakai (see tabs on the left of the Sakai section).
Computer and Software Required:
Workstations with Labview system on campus, off-campus you can use X-Windows or Xterminal on a high-speed internet link to UF Campus Computers.
All students are required to have a Gator link account and use Sakai for course handouts, grade
information, course notices, etc, see e-learning and Sakai
Course Study Requirements:
Students are responsible to study all in class materials including those written on the board and
presented orally, all Class Handouts all assigned readings, all projects and homework. Absence
from class can result in missing materials tested on exams.
Work Requirements:
Homework: 6-10 Homework Assignments
Computer Laboratories and projects: Weekly laboratory work
Exams: 3 Exams during the semester, No final Exam
Examinations: (No Final Exam)
Quizzes for reading and video learning topics
Exam 1: Tentatively, Middle of October
Exam 2: Tentatively, Week of December 8th.
Make Up Exam Policy: Students are expected to attend exams at the scheduled times. Exams
can be made up if there is a genuine medical emergency with a doctor's or clinic medical note or
a family emergency with some documentation.

Passing Grades and Grade Points Effective Summer A 2009


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A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E WF I NG
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4.0 3.67 3.33 3.0 2.67 2.33 2.0 1.67 1.33 1.0 .67 0 0 0 0 0
Points
Preliminary Grading Policy:
Homework and Projects - 50%
Exams and Quizzes - 50%
Academic Honesty:
All students admitted to the University of Florida have signed a statement of academic honesty
committing themselves to be honest in all academic work and understanding that failure to
comply with this commitment will result in disciplinary action.
This statement is a reminder to uphold your obligation as a student at the University of Florida
and to be honest in all work submitted and exams taken in this class and all others.
Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students
Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then
provide documentation to the instructor when requesting
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EEE 4930/5934 Mixed Signal IC Test I, Fall 2014 Course Outline


Course Outline:
Weekly Date, (No. of Classes) Class topics, Readings, In Class Notes in pdf form.
08/25 (3) Syllabus, Introduction to mixed Signal IC test, Introduction to Mixed Signal Testers,
Introduction to Labview Tutorials
LabView Video Course Information
Reading Chapter 1 Overview of Mixed Signal Testing and Chapter 2 Tester Hardware,
Roberts, Taenzler and Burns
Lab 1a, Learning or Review of LabView
09/03 (2). Labor Day Holiday, DC measurements on the Tester, TestStand and the STS Tester
Reading Chapter 3.1 to 3.6 DC and Parametric Measurements Roberts, Taenzler and
Burns, STS Tester Documentation
Lab 1b, Introduction to NI TestStand, General STS Tester Environment
09/08 (2) Tester Setup for Kelvin Resistance Measurement,
Reading, Kelvin Connection Reference, STS Tester Documentation
Lab 2, Resistance and Kelvin Connection measurements on the NI STS Tester
09/15 (2) Data Analysis, Probability Theory, Histograms, and Capacitance Measurement
Techniques
Reading Chapter 4.1 to 4.3, Data Analysis and Probability Theory, Roberts, Taenzler and
Burns
Lab 3, Capacitance Measurements on the NI Tester
09/22 (2) LDO Operation and characterization, PSRR, CMRR, Voltage Measurement
Techniques
Reading Chapter 3.7 to 3.12, DC and Parametric Measurements, Roberts, Taenzler and
Burns
Lab 4, Handouts, LDO Measurements on the NI Tester

09/29 (2) Yield Measurement, Accuracy and Test Time


Reading Chapter 5 Yield Measurement, Accuracy and Test Time, Roberts, Taenzler and
Burns
Lab 4, LDO Measurements on the NI STS Tester
10/6 (3) Yield Measurement Accuracy and Test Time
Read Chapter 5, Yield Measurement Accuracy and Test Time, Roberts, Taenzler and
Burns
Make up Lab Time
10/13 (3) Midterm 1, OP Amp Testing and Verification
Read Handouts op amp testing, Chapter 10 Analog Channel Testing, Roberts, Taenzler
and Burns
Lab 5, Op Amp Measurements on the NI STS Tester
10/20 (2) OP Amp Testing and Verification, Analog Channel Testing
Read Chapter 10 Analog Channel Testing, Roberts, Taenzler and Burns
Lab 5, Op Amp Measurements on the NI STS Tester
10/27 (2) Analog Channel Testing
Read Chapter 10, Analog Channel Testing Roberts, Taenzler and Burns
Lab 5, Op Amp Measurements on the NI STS Tester
11/3 (2) Analog Temperature Sensors, Tester Interfacing, DIB design
Read Temperature Sensor Handouts, Chapter 15, Tester Interfacing, DIB design Roberts,
Taenzler and Burns,
Lab 6, Mixed Signal and Sensor on the NI STS Tester
11/10 (2) Tester Interfacing DIB Design
Read Chapter 15 Tester Interfacing DIB Design, Roberts, Taenzler and Burns
Lab 6, Mixed Signal and Sensor on the NI STS Tester

11/17 (2) Mixed Signal Temperature Sensors, Tester Interfacing DIB Design
Read Chap. Handouts, Chapter 15 Tester Interfacing DIB Design, Roberts, Taenzler and
Burns
Lab 6, Mixed Signal and Sensor on the NI STS Tester,
11/24 (1) DSP-Based Testing (Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 26 through Nov. 28, 2014
Read Chapter 9 DSP Based Testing
Thanks Giving Week No lab
12/1 (2) DSP Based Testing
Read Chapter 9 DSP Based Testing
Lab 6, Mixed Signal and Sensor on the NI STS Tester
12/8 (2) Midterm 2, Mixed Signal IC Test 2
Read Handout Mixes Signal IC Test 2
Last week of classes Make up Lab.
There is no final exam.

Summary of EEE 4930/5934 Mixed Signal IC Test I, Laboratories Fall 2014

Laboratory 1a, Learning or Review of LabView (1 week): Students will


perform self-study work LabView online courses, to get up to speed on graphics
programming. A short assessment will be performed online to see student progress.
Laboratory 1b, Learning or Review of TestStand (1 week): Students will
perform self-study work using National Instruments Test Stand to get up to speed
in interfacing with the NI STS tester. A short assessment will be performed online
to see student progress.
Laboratory 2, Measuring Resistance using a Kelvin Connection, (1 weeks):
Students will measure a resistance plugged into a test board on the tester. This will
require the students to learn about physical Kelvin connections, programming the
tester and tester resources. All student will be given a reasonable size resistor two
measure and a very low value resistor < 1 Ohm whose data will be swamped by
parasitics and noise if not measured correctly. Graduate Students will measure
several resistors of the same value and report the statistics of the resistor
measurement distribution. The laboratory write up will be the assessment vehicle.
Laboratory 3, Measuring Capacitance (1 weeks): Students will measure values
of capacitance using a current source SMU and measuring the output voltage and
inferring the capacitance through calculation. All students will measure two or
three capacitor values, including a low value (several pF) leaky capacitor. Students
extract capacitance using curve fitting to remove the noise in the data. Students
will look at programming faster capacitor measurements on the tester while still
maintaining reasonable noise levels. Graduate Students will measure several
capacitors of the same value and report the statistics of the capacitor measurement
distribution. The laboratory write up will be the assessment vehicle.
Laboratory 4, Measuring LDOs (2 weeks): Students will bring up an IC with
support passives on the tester and show that circuit connects to the tester and that
the circuit regulates voltage. Students will test the transfer characteristic of an LDO
with different line voltages. Students will test the transfer characteristics of an
LDO with different loads and the same line voltage. Graduate students will do a
statistical characterization of several LDOs. The laboratory write up will be the
assessment vehicle.

Laboratory 5, Measuring Op Amps: (3 weeks): Students will bring up an opamp test circuit on the tester and measure data and calculate common op amp
specifications such as offset voltage, open loop gain, CMRR, PSRR, input
impedance, output impedance, slew rate and input and output voltage ranges.
Graduate students will do a statistical characterization of several Op Amps. The
laboratory write up will be the assessment vehicle.
Laboratory 6, Measuring Analog Temperature Sensors and Mixed Signal
Temperature Sensors (4 weeks): In the first two weeks students will measure the
performance of an analog temperature sensor IC interfaced to the tester. The
students will do some IC design verification activities looking at the temperature
sensor at two know temperatures and many bias conditions. The students will
report an error curve for the sensor compared to their specification. In the second
two weeks the students will learn to program a digital interface to Digital output
6temperature sensor in the same fashion as they characterized the analog one.
Graduate students will do a statistical characterization of several temperature
sensors. The laboratory write up will be the assessment vehicle.