Using Critical Area To Boost Automotive IC Test Quality


To compete in the fast-growing market for automotive ICs, semiconductor companies need to address new challenges across the entire design flow. To meet the ISO 26262 goal of zero defective parts per million (DPPM), DFT engineers have embraced new test pattern types, including cell-aware, interconnect, and inter-cell bridge (cell neighborhood). But the traditional methods of choosing the types o... » read more

Critical Area-Based Test Pattern Optimization For High-Quality Test


Among the challenges for DFT engineers is how to set a target metric for ATPG and how to choose the best set of patterns. Traditional coverage targets based on the number of faults detected doesn’t consider the likelihood of one fault occurring compared to another. Tessent developed total critical area ATPG technology that enables the sorting and ordering of patterns based on their likelihood... » read more

ATE Lab To Fab


Shu Li, business development manager at Advantest, zeroes in on the communication gap between engineers on the design side and the manufacturing/test side, why it exists, and what needs to be done to bridge that gap in order to speed up and improve test quality. https://youtu.be/Nd-5_twbJBw     See other tech talk videos here » read more