Digital Testing Fundamentals

The Digital Test Technology Course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge that is fundamental to all aspects of semiconductor test engineering. In order to meet the testing challenges of modern SOC circuits, digital component test has made significant advances over the past few years. In addition to the tried and true test methodologies of the past, engineers must now understand topics such as Defect Oriented Testing, Fault Coverage, Design-for-Testability, IDDQ and Structural Test. These topics have moved from the “experimental” phase into mainstream test and are now introduced in this course. Lecture begins with an overview of the Semiconductor and ATE industry. ATE system architecture and functionality are explained along with the terminology used to describe semiconductor testing. Interpreting device specifications is emphasized and discussed with each test procedure. DC, AC and Functional tests are explained in detail and various test methods are discussed along with the advantage and disadvantage of each method. Device characterization, yield analysis, debug techniques, datalogs and shmoo plots are also explained. Proper programming practices that minimize test times, insure test integrity and produce safe, reliable test sequences are taught throughout.

Who should attend

Test and Product Engineers, Engineering Managers, Sales Engineers, Field Service Engineers and Maintenance Technicians have all benefited from this course – it is recommended as a starting point for all engineers both digital and mixed signal.

When & Where

Soft Test offers on-site training at your facility. Give us a call for additional information or click Schedules for the latest class dates.

The Cost

This course is normally presented over 5 days. The fifth day is the DFT Fundamentals seminar. Tuition for the full 5 day course is $1,500 per attendee and includes all course material, the Fundamentals of Digital Semiconductor Testing text, the VPMU software, and printed DFT Fundamentals information.

A four day course is available upon request, it does not include the DFT Fundamentals seminar.  Contact Soft Test for onsite pricing discounts.

Class Registration

Contact our office at +49 (89) 45150544 or click Register Now. Email inquires to Click Here To Write Us!.

Course Text

“The Fundamentals of Digital Semiconductor Testing” text is included with the class and serves as a valuable reference.

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