Efficient loop-back testing of on-chip ADCs and DACs


This paper presents an efficient approach to testing on-chip Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs) and Digital to Analog Converters (DACs) in loop-back mode. On-chip digital signal processing units can be used to generate stimuli. With this methodology, go/no-go tests as well as characterization of the individual ADCs and DACs are possible. The proposed approach is simple and overcomes the low parametric fault coverage of conventional loop-back tests. Simulations on a Matlab model of loop-backed converters are presented to validate the feasibility of the method.

DOI: 10.1145/1119772.1119919

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@inproceedings{Yu2003EfficientLT, title={Efficient loop-back testing of on-chip ADCs and DACs}, author={Hak-soo Yu and Jacob A. Abraham and Sungbae Hwang and Jeongjin Roh}, booktitle={ASP-DAC}, year={2003} }