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Digital Integrated Circuit (IC) Testing

Topic:Engineering, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

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  • Duration/Frequency:

    8 hours
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F) and Practical Training
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

This course would equip participants with essential knowledge of integrated circuit (IC) testing and developing test program for digital IC testing on a System on Chip (SoC) tester integrated with handler widely used in Integrated Device Manufacturing (IDMs) and foundries.

Course Objective

This course covers participants with the essential knowledge and skills in digital integrated circuit testing. Participants will be introduced to the various types of IC technologies, packaging and fundamentals of integrated circuit (IC) test methodologies.

Participants will understand the various aspects of IC test such as Direct Current (DC), Alternating Current (AC) parametric and functional tests and developing a test program for digital testing on a System on Chip (SoC) tester integrated with a handler widely used in the Integrated Device Manufacturing (IDMs) and foundries

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
1. Describe the Integrated Circuit (IC) manufacturing cycle
2. Interpret the different types of IC technologies and packaging
3. Explain the application of automatic test system in Wafer Test, QA Test, Reliability Test, Burn-in and Characterization Test.
4. Explain the different IC test methodologies; DC, AC and functional tests
5. Describe the architecture of a SoC tester
6. Develop test program for a digital IC to perform DC, AC and functional test.
7. Test and debug on an industrial SoC tester with handler

Topics to be covered

1. Overview of IC manufacturing cycle and IC testing.
Different types of IC technologies and IC packaging.
Application of Automatic Test System in the following areas: wafer test, final test, QA test, reliability test, burn-in and characterization test.
Outline the evolution of ATS and its future trends.
2. General concepts of digital test methodologies:
DC test, AC test and Functional test.
Need of temperature testing.
Overview of IC datasheet. 
3. Architecture of a SoC Test System
Introduction to pattern generator, timing, source & measurement unit and waveform in a test system.
4. Develop test program for digital IC to perform DC, AC and functional test on a SoC tester.
Testing and debugging on a SoC tester.
5. Overview and Demonstration of test cell process.

Minimum Requirements

ITE qualifications and above.

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

All engineering technical or personnel targeted to Electronics Skills framework; Test Associate Engineer / Product Associate Engineer / Associate Quality Engineer / Equipment Associate Engineer

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $729.00 $21.87 $102.87
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $567.00 $21.87 $264.87
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $567.00 $21.87 $264.87
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $729.00 $21.87 $102.87
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $72.90 $882.90

As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

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