DFT Fundamentals

Course Length: 1 day

Today’s Test and Product Engineers are regularly involved with DFT enabled chip designs, but the details of DFT test methodologies often remain a mystery. Design for Testability courses have been offered in the past, but most focus primarily on circuit design – not Test. This course has been developed specifically for engineers involved with component test of digital IC’s. DFT spans many disciplines and introduces terminology and concepts that are new. These issues are addressed as the course moves step-by-step through DFT Strategies, Circuit Implementation, Test Methodologies, and DFT ATE.

Fault Models, ATPG, Structural Test, Reduced Pin Count Test and Iddq are just some of the topics covered. The course material will enhance your current knowledge and you will likely find that you can put into practice what you learn immediately. This DFT Fundamentals Course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge that will enable you to take full advantage of the benefits associated with DFT technology.

The Course

Lecture begins with a brief discussion of existing test issues and a first look at DFT. Next, Fault Models and Automatic Test Pattern Generation (ATPG) are covered. This provides the framework for understanding Scan Vector Patterns, Delay Tests, and Pattern debug.

DC and AC Scan are explained in detail, including DFT Structures, Test Strategies, and Timing Sequences. Boundary Scan 1149.1 (JTAG) is explained in similar detail, followed by an in-depth discussion of Built-In Self Test (BIST) for Memory and Logic circuits.

The procedures and benefits of Reduced Pin Count Test are explored along with IOBIST. The course concludes with a comparison of DFT ATE to more traditional ATE. For more details of what is included in the course, please see the attached Course Syllabus.

Who should attend

Test and Product Engineers, Engineering Managers, Sales Engineers, Field Service Engineers and Maintenance Technicians have all benefited from this course.

When, Where & Cost

Soft Test offers on-site training at your facility. Tuition is $495 per attendee and includes all course material. Give us a call for additional information and class schedules.

Class Registration

Registration is available on-line at our web site or contact our office at +49 (89) 45150544.
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Test engineering is typically learned on the job, but in the case of DFT the more subtle issues are best addressed directly with lecture and examples. Get a head start now by attending our DFT-Test-Focused 1-day course.

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