Demystifying Mixed Signal Test Methods

1st Edition

Authors: Mark Baker
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750676168
eBook ISBN: 9780080491066
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 9th May 2003
Page Count: 279
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Mixed Signal Test Methods Demystified is a less theoretical, less mathematical, and more applications-oriented approach than other books available on the topic. In effect, this book will give readers a "just in time" understanding of the essentials of mixed signal testing techniques. Emphasis will be on commonly used devices and systems (such as PLLs and DSP) that engineers encounter in their daily tasks. Sampling theory is covered in detail, as this is the foundation for understanding all mixed signal testing technique, and readers will have a strong intuitive grasp of this topic after finishing this book.

Baker aims to develop an intuitive understanding of mixed signal testing that minimizes the mathematics required and is germane to the sort of testing requirements found in typical engineering situations.

Key Features

Takes a less theoretical, less mathematical, and more applications-oriented approach Emphasizes commonly used devices and systems that engineers encounter in their daily tasks *Aims to develop an intuitive understanding of mixed signal testing


Electrical and Electronics Engineers designing systems and circuits that employ some form of mixed signal technology as well as Engineering technicians, scientists and students in related fields.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Mixed Signal Measurements and Parameters; Sampling Theory for Signal Generation; Sampling Theory for Signal Acquisition; Frequency Domain Analysis and the FFT; DSP Based Testing; DAC Test Applications; ADC Test Applications; Test Circuit Design Considerations; Mixed Signal Test Application - Codec Testing


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About the Author

Mark Baker

Mark Baker has been a test engineer for such companies as Spectra-Physics, Zilog, Pragmatic Test Systems, Schlumberger, Teradyne, and EPRO. In 1997, he founded his own company, TechniCom, which was devoted to technical training courses and seminars; one of their courses was on mixed-signal testing. In the fall of 2001, TechniCom was acquired by Texas Instruments and Baker is now a technical training manager for TI. Baker has published numerous in-house application articles for the ATE companies Teradyne and Schlumberger as well as articles in Electronics Test and Evaluation Engineering magazines.

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, USA