IDDQ Test Using Built-In Current Sensing of Supply Line Voltage Drop Conference Paper uri icon


  • A practical built-in current sensor (BICS) is described that senses the voltage drop on supply lines caused by quiescent current leakage. This non-invasive procedure avoids any performance degradation. The sensor performs analog-to-digital conversion of the input signal using a stochastic process, with scan chain readout. Self-calibration and digital chopping are used to minimize offset and low frequency noise and drift. The measurement results of a 350 nm test chip are described. The sensor achieves a resolution of 182 μA, with the promise of much higher resolution. © 2005 IEEE.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Xue, B., & Walker, D.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • January 2005