Design for Test(DFT)

08 Nov 2017
14 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Progressive Engineering are currently seeking an experienced DFT Engineer for a 12 month contract role.

Initially, as a handson technical contributor, the successful candidate will work very closely with project leaders to develop
DFT features to support postsilicon manufacturing test, debug, and characterisation for leading edge microprocessor designs.


Typically, 5+ years experience of Design for Testability in a complex Chip environment
Possess ATPG/DFT expertise on recent designs at 16 or 14nm
Knowledge of DFT design flow/tools and methodologies, VLSI design flow and familiarity with both front end and back end EDA tools
Support of failure analysis and fault isolation of pattern failures
Experience of Scan Insertion, BIST integration, Testmode STA, architecture/planning, Test specification generation, Testhouse management and Test bringup beneficial
Experienced with modern knowledge of JTAG , IOBIST, BIST , PBIST , MBIST , LBIST, Tessent (Fastscan), Tetramax, TAP controllers. Post silicon validation beneficial.
Programming skills in Perl, tcl and c++
Work with digital design and backend teams on DFT architecture/partitioning, run RTL, gate, and gate with SDF simulations to confirm correct functionality of DFT logic.
Generate ATPG vectors, bringup and debug patterns, resolve test pattern and coverage issues, support test engineering and operations through qualification, burnin & production.
Experience with logic design, especially involving multiple clock domains; Perl or other similar scripting languages; silicon lab bringup; operating a tester to debug patterns (beneficial) and experience with physical design tools (such as PrimeTime).

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