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European Library-based flow of Embedded Silicon and test Instruments

Objective

This project aims to increase European Integrated Circuits (IC) quality and competitiveness by developing generic test instruments and interfaces which will drasticly improve the testability and reliability of ICs.

Presently, production testing of ICs is done by large and expensive Automated Test Equipment (ATE). A disadvantage of this approach is that while the production cost of a transistor decreases with each new technology node, the cost to test these transistors remains flat or increases, especially for ICs with analogue, RF or sensors components. If test was built-in the chip and therefore part of the silicon it would ensure that the benefits of silicon scaling to new technology nodes translate to benefits in test cost. The concept of Built-In Self Test (BIST) is a well-known test solution for digital logic and memories but it is still in its infancy for analogue, RF and sensors. Although solutions do exist for these analogue, RF and sensor blocks they are typically point solutions and only applicable to that specific block. While it does reduce recurring test cost it will increase design and test development costs. Moreover it increases the time to market and risks since a new test solution has to be made

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

ENIAC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-ENIAC - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (ENIAC)

Coordinator

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV
Address
High Tech Campus 60
5656AG Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 913 824
Administrative Contact

Participants (15)

STMICROELECTRONICS GRENOBLE 2 SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 374 238
Address
Rue Jules Horowitz 12
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 449 533
Address
Route De L'orome Des Merisiers Parc Des Algorithmes Batiment Thales Saint-aubin
91193 Gif-sur-yvette
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 271 659
Address
Route De Gachet La Chantrerie
44300 Nantes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Salland Engineering (Europe) BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 89 335
Address
Schrevenweg 12
8024 HA Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
JTAG Technologies B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 79 357
Address
Boschdijk 50
-5612AN Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
D4T Systems BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 102 084
Address
Asterstraat 2
5691SM Son
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Temento Systems
France
EU contribution
€ 191 351
Address
Rue Du 19 Mars 1962 9
38130 Echirolles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Presto Engineering
France
EU contribution
€ 160 363
Address
Rue Des Berges 60
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
IROC TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 166 438
Address
Place Robert Schuman 5
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 448 595
Address
Siemensstrasse 2
9500 Villach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 294 250
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 108 046
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 112 119
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 14 302
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 229 846
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact