Testability implications in low-cost integrated radio transceivers: A Bluetooth case study

Sule Ozev, Christian Olgaard, Alex Orailoglu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

19 Scopus citations


As the use of wireless communications in daily life increases, attaining low-cost solutions becomes increasingly important due to shrinking profit margins. Cost optimization that solely targets at minimization of the cost of system architecture may result in sub-optimal, highly untestable, solutions. Test design and design for testability need to be incorporated into the system design flow to achieve viable solutions. This paper presents an analysis of test requirements, implications and test cost for low-cost Bluetooth systems. Testability problems are identified and possible solutions along with avenues to reduce the test cost by utilizing lower-cost testers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Test Conference (TC)
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Test Conference 2001 Proceedings - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2001Nov 1 2001


OtherInternational Test Conference 2001 Proceedings
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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