Eric MacDonald

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In this paper, a technique for weighted pseudo-random built-in self-test (BIST) of VLSI circuits is proposed, which uses special scan cells and a new weight selection algorithm to achieve low power dissipation. It is based on weighted pseudo-random scan testing in which only 3 weight values are used - 2 fixed values (0 or 1) and 1 random value (0.5). A new(More)
—Partially depleted silicon-on-insulator (PD-SOI) technology has garnered more attention recently with regards to replacing traditional bulk-silicon technology as the mainstream technology of choice for high-performance/low-power digital applications. The increase in performance is due to the buried oxide layer, which provides a dramatic decrease in the(More)
We propose a tuning method for MEMS gyroscopes based on evolutionary computation to efficiently increase the sensitivity of MEMS gyroscopes through tuning. The tuning method was tested for the second generation JPL/Boeing Post-resonator MEMS gyroscope using the measurement of the frequency response of the MEMS device in open-loop operation We also report on(More)
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