On-Chip Autonomous Test Platform Design for Mobile Electronics and Software Tools for FPGA-based Debugger

  • 留 國凱

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Mobile electronics have become a portion of everyone’s life However testing these electronics in field is not easy as the current test techniques rely on non-mobile automatic test equipment Addressing this problem is urgent as more and more wearable medical electronics that require timely test to ensure their high reliability are desired nowaday In this work we develop a test platform that have the features of autonomous test quick verification and simple operation This platform can access external storage perform scan test for the circuits under test and show the test results on external display panel under the control of a simple external enable signal thereby enabling the highly-desired in-field testing This test platform is a user-oriented design and can be popularized to almost all kinds of mobile electronics In addition in this thesis we also develop a software tool to support an event-trigger-based hardware debugger where the event-trigger technique is used to monitor the states of a core or system under the users’ command When a user-specified event or condition is satisfied a pre-defined debugging operation will be activated so as to help the debugging of hardware of interest This software tool has been integrated into a commercial field-programmable-gate-array based (FPGA-based) debug tool which can greatly improve the debug of an electronic system being developed in a FPGA prototyping platform
Date of Award2015 Aug 25
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorKuen-Jong Lee (Supervisor)

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On-Chip Autonomous Test Platform Design for Mobile Electronics and Software Tools for FPGA-based Debugger
國凱, 留. (Author). 2015 Aug 25

Student thesis: Master's Thesis