A picosecond accuracy timing error compensation technique in TDR measurement

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A delay-error compensation technique is described using time domain reflectometry (TDR) for timing calibration of several-hundred-MHz testers. A ramp approximation model is proposed to precisely and simply estimate actual propagation delay times along tester-DUT interfaces. The model is studied by using a newly developed time interval counter module. The experimental results demonstrate that the delay error in TDR can be compensated for within ±3 ps. The transmission line model could precisely represent the waveform deterioration caused by capacitive elements and in dependence on the input signal slew rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-975
Number of pages7
JournalDigest of Papers - International Test Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the International Test Conference 1991 - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: 1991 Oct 261991 Oct 30

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  • Engineering(all)


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