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CASS-Wide Webinar IX: "Towards Zero-ppb Automated Testing of Analog/Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits"


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Electronics are ever more ubiquitous these days, with analog and mixed-signal circuits forming the interface between the cyber world and the physical world. At the same time, the quality and reliability requirements are also tightening. Especially in safety-critical applications like automotive or biomedical, there is a need for advanced and preferably automated test methods that result in zero test escapes to the field. Especially the detection of latent defects remains a major challenge. This presentation will present methods to automate the generation of more effective analog test programs. It will also present how machine-learning based methods can boost the detection coverage of hard and latent defects in analog/mixed-signal ICs, at low overhead cost. This is illustrated with data from real silicon experiments.


This talk will take place on 14 June 2023 at 9:00 AM EDT (-4:00 UTC) and features a talk by Georges G.E. Gielen titled "Towards Zero-ppb Automated Testing of Analog/Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits".

Registration for this series is entirely free and will be limited to the first 1000 registrants per event. If you cannot register, you can also attend the webinar via LinkedIn Live or access the webinar recording on the IEEE CASS Resource Center.

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Georges G.E. Gielen
 received the MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He currently is Full Professor in the MICAS research division at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) at KU Leuven. From August 2013 until July 2017 he served as Vice-Rector for the Group of Sciences, Engineering and Technology. He was visiting professor at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Since 2020 he is Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) at KU Leuven.

His research interests are in the design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, and especially in analog and mixed-signal CAD tools and design automation, including modeling, simulation, optimization and synthesis as well as testing. He is a frequently invited speaker/lecturer and coordinator/partner of several (industrial) research projects in this area, including an ERC Advanced Grant. He has (co-)authored 10 books and more than 700 publications in edited books, international journals and conference proceedings. He is a 1997 Laureate of the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts in the discipline of Engineering. He is Fellow of the IEEE since 2002, and received the IEEE CAS Mac Van Valkenburg award in 2015 and the IEEE CAS Charles Desoer award in 2020, as well as the EDAA Achievement Award in 2021. He is an elected member of the Academia Europaea.