ECE 550 Post-Silicon Functional Validation
Post-silicon validation is an essential part of IC design and manufacturing process. This course presents major concepts and methods for post silicon validation, along with comparison to pre-silicon validation techniques. Topics covered include validation tools and methods after a design is implemented in silicon, writing a validation plan, how to choose and use a validation tool, white-box and black-box validation, and automation of testing. In addition to class lectures and discussions, students will work on multi-step projects in phases utilizing techniques learned in the class.
Graduate standing in ECE or permission of instructor.