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Statistical evaluation of digital techniques for Sigma-Delta ADC BIST

Auteur(s) : M. Dubois, H. Stratigopoulos, S. Mir, M. Barragan

Doc. Source: VLSI-SoC: Internet of Things Foundations

Publisher : Springer

Pages : 129-148

Doi : 10.1007/978-3-319-25279-7 8

Digital techniques for an embedded dynamic test of ∑Δ ADCs have been recently presented in the literature. These techniques are based on the use of ∑Δ streams for the stimulation of the ADC. Binary and ternary test stimuli have been proposed. In this chapter, we aim at the validation of these embedded test techniques, comparing the results obtained with the different types of digital stimuli with a standard high-resolution analog sinusoidal stimulus. This validation is done in terms of the expected yield loss and test escapes of the proposed embedded techniques. However, performing this validation at the design stage demands extensive computational resources, which may render electrical simulations infeasible. Thus, we propose an advanced simulation framework for this validation. The proposed simulation strategy relies on a combination of transistor-level simulations, behavioral simulations, and statistical tools.