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Author Dufort, B. ♦ Roberts, G.W.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1997
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Signal generators ♦ Delta-sigma modulation ♦ Circuit testing ♦ Oscillators ♦ Hardware ♦ Frequency ♦ Automatic testing ♦ Built-in self-test ♦ Costs ♦ Finite impulse response filter
Abstract This paper describes a new method to generate analog signals with high precision at very low hardware complexity. This method consists in reproducing periodically a recorded portion of the bitstream output of a sigma-delta modulate. This technique utilizes less hardware than conventional frequency synthesis methods and does not require a multi-bit DAC. However when a multi-bit DAC is already available, the technique can be used to increase the quality of the signal in the frequency band of interest using existing hardware. The paper demonstrates how this method can be used to generate signals for Built-in Self-Test and standard Analog and Mixed-Signal Test. Experimental results illustrating the design simplicity and low overhead are given.
Description Author affiliation: Microelectron. & Comput. Syst. Lab., McGill Univ., Montreal, Que., Canada (Dufort, B.)
ISBN 0780342097
ISSN 10893539
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1997-11-06
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 0.99 MB
Page Count 10
Starting Page 396
Ending Page 405


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library