Faculty Advisor

Jarvis, Susan M.

Abstract

Universal Evaluation Platform (UEP), the lab bench on a board, seeks to streamline the process of testing new integrated circuit products. It replaces costly custom test fixtures, and allows test engineers to fully characterize new devices before datasheets exist. Features include fixed and adjustable voltage supplies, common digital communication protocols, filter generation via digital signal processing, and a user interface. Communication and digital signal processing were implemented on an FPGA, while power supplies were assembled through custom circuitry. The platform aims to save engineering time and resources, while accommodating testing of a wide array of products.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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