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E-learning platform for automated testing of electronic circuits using signature analysis method
Author(s): Cătălina Gherghina; Angelica Bacivarov; Ioan C. Bacivarov; Gabriel Petrică
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Paper Abstract

Dependability of electronic circuits can be ensured only through testing of circuit modules. This is done by generating test vectors and their application to the circuit. Testability should be viewed as a concerted effort to ensure maximum efficiency throughout the product life cycle, from conception and design stage, through production to repairs during products operating. In this paper, is presented the platform developed by authors for training for testability in electronics, in general and in using signature analysis method, in particular. The platform allows highlighting the two approaches in the field namely analog and digital signature of circuits. As a part of this e-learning platform, it has been developed a database for signatures of different electronic components meant to put into the spotlight different techniques implying fault detection, and from this there were also self-repairing techniques of the systems with this kind of components. An approach for realizing self-testing circuits based on MATLAB environment and using signature analysis method is proposed. This paper analyses the benefits of signature analysis method and simulates signature analyzer performance based on the use of pseudo-random sequences, too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10010, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII, 1001030 (14 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2246109
Show Author Affiliations
Cătălina Gherghina, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)
Angelica Bacivarov, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)
Ioan C. Bacivarov, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)
Gabriel Petrică, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10010:
Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII
Marian Vladescu; Cornel T. Panait; Razvan Tamas; George Caruntu; Ionica Cristea, Editor(s)

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