Testing microelectronic biofluidic systems

Hans G. Kerkhoff

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    According to the 2005 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, the integration of emerging nondigital CMOS technologies will require radically different test methods, posing a major challenge for designers and test engineers. One such technology is microelectronic fluidic (MEF) arrays, which have rapidly gained importance in many biological, pharmaceutical, and industrial applications. The advantages of these systems, such as operation speed, use of very small amounts of liquid, on-board droplet detection, signal conditioning, and vast digital signal processing, make them very promising. However, testable design of these devices in a mass-production environment is still in its infancy, hampering their low-cost introduction to the market. This article describes analog and digital MEF design and testing methods
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1109/MDT.2007.28
    Pages (from-to)72-82
    Number of pages11
    JournalIEEE design & test of computers
    Issue numberLNCS4549/1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


    • METIS-242197
    • IR-64344
    • EWI-11041

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