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DFDS-3101 Digital Systems HBV

Enrollment is Closed

About This Course

This part of the DFDS-3101 Digital Systems course addresses the IEEE 1149.1 Standard Test Access Port and Boundary-Scan Architecture.

After completing this part, the students will be able to: 1) Explain the operation of the embedded 1149.1 boundary-scan test infrastructure; 2) Write small SVF deterministic test programs for detecting open and short faults in 1149.1-compliant printed circuit boards; 3) Write small SVF test programs for structural fault detection using pseudo-random pattern generation and parallel signature analysis techniques.


Basic knowledge about digital circuits design (combinational and sequential logic) is required.

Course Staff

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José M. M. Ferreira obtained his PhD degree in digital systems testing from the University of Porto in 1992. He was vice-president for pedagogical affairs at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, from 2010 to 2013. He currently holds a professorship in digital electronics at the Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Campus Kongsberg, Norway.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to buy a textbook?

No, all the materials are made available through the course website.

Is this course restricted to HBV students?

No, any student can join and browse through the content at will. Student support, however, is only made available to registered HBV students.

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  2. Classes Start

    Apr 29, 2014
  3. Classes End

    Dec 31, 2014
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