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Confident alternate test implementation

Abstract : Being able to check whether an IC is functional or not after the manufacturing process is very difficult. Particularly for analog and Radio Frequency (RF) circuits, test equipment and procedures required have a major impact on the circuits cost. An interesting approach to reduce the impact of the test cost is to measure parameters requiring low cost test resources and correlate these measurements, called indirect measurements, with the targeted specifications. This is known as indirect test technique because there is no direct measurement for these specifications, which requires so expensive test equipment and an important testing time, but these specifications are estimated w.r.t "low-cost measurements". While this approach seems attractive, it is only viable if we are able to establish a sufficient accuracy for the performance estimation and if this estimation remains stable and independent from the circuits sets under test.The main goal of this thesis is to implement a robust and effective indirect test strategy for a given application and to improve test decisions based on data analysis.To be able to build this strategy, we have brought various contributions. Initially, we have defined new metric developed in this thesis to assess the reliability of the estimated performances. Secondly, we have analyzed and defined a strategy for the construction of an optimal model. This latter includes a data preprocessing followed by a comparative analysis of different methods of indirect measurement selection. Then, we have proposed a strategy for a confidant exploration of the indirect measurement space in order to build several best models that can be used later to solve trust and optimization issues. Comparative studies were performed on 2 experimental data sets by using both of the conventional and the developed metrics to evaluate the robustness of each solution in an objective way.Finally, we have developed a comprehensive strategy based on an efficient implementation of the redundancy techniques w.r.t to the build models. This strategy has greatly improved the robustness and the effectiveness of the decision plan based on the obtained measurements. This strategy is adaptable to any context in terms of compromise between the test cost, the confidence level and the expected precision.
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Syhem Larguech. Confident alternate test implementation. Micro and nanotechnologies/Microelectronics. Université Montpellier, 2015. English. ⟨NNT : 2015MONTS185⟩. ⟨tel-02052844⟩

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