Extend a generic mechanism to define analogue IC tests, create the matching translation scripts
Introduction NXP Semiconductors provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product chips/IC’s to deliver secure connections for a smarter world. The NXP Product Line Personal Health, headquartered in Leuven, develops application specific IC’s for use in “Hearing Aids and Implants”- and “Personal Health monitoring” applications. Next to IC’s, we develop, maintain and support silicon IP (CoolFlux).
This work is planned for a 6 weeks full-time internship at NXP. Motivation The purpose of the topic is to extend an existing mechanism of defining analogue IC wafer tests. Based on this mechanism, the necessary generic (python) scripts must be created or extended to generate multiple executable description, such as: • System-verilog simulation testbench. • ATE (Automatic Test Equipement) digital patterns that can be applied on silicon. • Validation bench python scripts to allow replay the sequence on silicon. • ... Work The student can base himself on an existing mechanism of describing the analogue test. Based on this, he will:
- Understand the goal of analogue ATE test descriptions.
- Extend the existing xls-based analogue description and make all aspects of it consistent.
- Create new python-scripts to translate the xls description into several output formats. The student will get hands-on experience with analogue test descriptions, ATE test pattern generation and python-based validation scripts. Profile of the student : You study as second year master in electrical engineering, nano-technology or information technology. You have notions of IC design and programming. You are creative and like hands-on work. You have good communication- and English language skills. Work environment: You have the opportunity to work in a fully equipped high tech environment. You will be coached by experienced engineers. Your location is mainly NXP Leuven.
Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Learning on the job
Profile of the student : You study as second year master in electrical engineering, nano-technology or information technology. You have notions of IC design and programming. You are creative and like hands-on work. You have good communication- and English language skills.