Using simulation tools to verify laboratory measurements
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The Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) program at Texas A&M University is currently working with industry to incorporate both digital and analog testing techniques into the curriculum. One area that has been identified as important by industry is helping future engineers understand the concept of integrating simulation into the design verification and testing process. To this end, the EET faculty is working to develop tools that allow the measurement process to be automated and compared directly to simulated results. For example, the faculty has already developed a LabVIEW™ tool that imports simulation data calculated using Altera's MaxPlusII and automatically creates a comparison between simulated and measured results on digital logic circuits. This paper presents a similar tool that was created recently for analog measurements allowing the comparison of Cadence's PSpice simulations to benchtop measurement data.
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Porter, J. R., & Tumati, S.