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A New PMU (parametric measurement unit) Design with Differential Difference Amplifier
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 Title & Authors
A New PMU (parametric measurement unit) Design with Differential Difference Amplifier
An, Kyung-Chan; Kang, Hee-Jin; Park, Chang-Bum; Lim, Shin-Il;
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 Abstract
This paper describes a new PMU(parametric measurement unit) design technique for automatic test equipment(ATE). Only one DDA(differential difference amplifier) is used to force the test signals to DUT(device under test), while conventional design uses two or more amplifiers to force test signals. Since the proposed technique does not need extra amplifiers in feedback path, the proposed PMU inherently guarantees stable operation. Moreover, to measure the response signals from DUT, proposed technique also adopted only one DDA amplifier as an IA(instrument amplifier), while conventional IA uses 3 amplifiers and several resistors. The DDA adopted two rail-to-rail differential input stages to handle full-range differential signals. Gain enhancement technique is used in folded-cascode type DDA to get open loop gain of 100 dB. Proposed PMU design enables accurate and stable operation with smaller hardware and lower power consumption. This PMU is implemented with 0.18 um CMOS process and supply voltage is 1.8 V. Input ranges for each force mode are 0.25~1.55 V at voltage force and 0.9~0.935 V at current force mode.
 Keywords
Automatic Test Equipment(ATE);Differential Difference Amplifier(DDA);Parametric Measurement Unit(PMU);
 Language
Korean
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