LinBIST for ADCs
LinBIST provides dramatic reductions in the cost of ADC testing, and alleviates test access problems in highly integrated devices.
LinBIST is suitable for high speed medium resolution convertors, such as video ADCs. It supports ADCs of any architecture with up to 16-bits of resolution and sample rates in the 4-400MHz range.
LinBIST for ADCs is proven in silicon from 0.18um to 55nm (and is currently being ported to 28nm) and has exemplary mixed signal verification at all levels.
Using LinBIST for ADCs
Simply use the GUI to enter the convertor specifications that the test must check, select the interface options for integrating the result with your own design and output the customised IP block.
The solution consists of a tiny analog circuit and minimal HDL for synthesis with the rest of the design. LinBIST is designed to integrate with your existing tool flow, and the output can be treated in the same way as any other IP block.
- Compatible with all major tool flows
- Various standard interface options available
- Test-benches and models available to support verification
- Automatic silicon characterisation available