Hans G. Kerkhoff

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&ACCORDING TO THE 2005 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (http://public.itrs.net), the integration of emerging nondigital CMOS technologies will require radically different test methods, posing a major challenge for designers and test engineers. One such technology is microelectronic fluidic (MEF) arrays, which have rapidly gained(More)
Handshake circuits form a special class of asynchronous circuits that has enabled the industrial exploitation of the asynchronous potential such as low power, low electromagnetic emission, and increased cryptographic security. In this paper we present a test solution for handshake circuits that brings synchronous test-quality to asynchronous circuits. We(More)
Efficient droplet routing is one of the key approaches for realizing fault-tolerant microfluidic biochips. It requires that run-time diagnosis and fault recovery can be made possible in such systems. This paper describes a droplet routing technique for a fault-tolerant digital microfluidic platform. This technique features handling of many microfluidic(More)
Reconfigurable many-core processors have many advantages over conventionally designed devices, such as low power consumption and very high flexibility. For an increasing number of safety-critical applications, these processors must have an ultra high dependability. This paper discusses the design and verification of an infrastructural IP, the Dependability(More)
Gaussian aperture jitter leads to a reduced Signalto-Noise-Ratio of A/D converters. Also other noise sources, faults and nonlinearities affect the digital output signal. A measurement setup for a new offchip diagnosis method, which systematically separates the jitter-induced errors from the errors caused by these other factors, is described. Deterministic(More)
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