Simulate Translate Test

Thank you for continuing to use VTRAN, and all of our products here at Source III. We are pleased to announce that version 10.5.1 of the Source III Software Bundle is now available, and comes with many new and exciting features. We’d like to bring to your attention some of the new capabilities of DFTView and the VTRAN User Interface (VUI), designed to save time and improve efficiency when you debug your waveform patterns. TIME_OFFSET:  You can specify a time offset to apply to the waveform when displaying with DFTView, to effectively shift the entire waveform left or right. This is very useful, for example, when comparing an EVCD and VTRAN-generated tester format file – these translations often use a TIME_OFFSET value in order to align clock pulses on cycle boundaries. The time offset can even be changed (updating the waveform accordingly) after a file has already been opened. When…

VTRAN Version 10.5.1 is Now Live

Friday, 16 February 2018 19:22
Source III is dedicated to providing the most thorough, useful solutions to your vector translation needs, which is why we are pleased to announce that the VTRAN Software Bundle Version 10.5.1 is available. Some of the features included in this update are: Redesigned cyclization options in the PROC_BLOCK form for ease-of-use: Select the preferred cyclization strategy and only the relevant options will be displayed. The default is now AUTO_ALIGN (previously ALIGN_TO_CYCLE). Cyclization options are only displayed for event-based to cycle-based. Command file preview screen now incorporates syntax highlighting; it is enabled by default but can be toggled off/on any time from the Tools menu. The preview screen now also displays line numbers alongside the command file. Now supports changing the font size via the 'Tools' menu (applies to all input widgets) with preferred size stored in the VUI preferences file. A single font is now universally applied to all input…
The electric vehicle market is exploding, and that means that it has become even more important to have reliable, efficient equipment to test the high power analog ICs used in these types of vehicles. To enable the Advantest T2000 IPS to handle these types of devices, Advantest has released two modules: MMXHE (Multifunction Mixed High Voltage) MFHPE (Multifunction Floating High Power) These enhancements will make it easier to provide high performance testing using the T2000’s multifunctional pin design. To read more about latest Advantest T2000 release, visit the press release on Advantest’s website, here: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/01/24/1304091/0/en/Advantest-to-Showcase-Advanced-and-Emerging-Test-Solutions-at-SEMICON-Korea-January-31-February-2-in-Seoul.html To find out more about how Source III can help you with your Advantest T2000 translations, view our VTRAN page found here: http://www.sourceiii.com/product-vtran.html

IoT Meets Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

Friday, 26 January 2018 10:49
As the idea of the Internet of Things takes off, so too do concerns about security. Between personal data to the ability to hack into items as weapons, there are concerns about whether or not it will be possible to create IoT devices that are also secure in both the short and long term. If you’ve been paying attention over the past few months, you’ve also likely noted that cryptocurrency, particularly bitcoin and “altcoins” (alternatives to bitcoin), are also making the rounds. Cryptocurrency is currency that relies on a secure validation solution, known as the blockchain. It is a technological infrastructure that validates transactions. Transactions do not have to be financial, and that’s where there is a push to consider the blockchain as a way to validate the security of the IoT. Here is a fascinating article on how the blockchain is being considered to make IoT devices more secure:…
Our support team here at Source III is dedicated to your success. We are always available to answer any questions you may have about our products, or respond to any needs you may have when they arise. When we see a particularly valuable quesiton that we believe may be relevant to the entire Source III community, we will sometimes share it here on our blog. The following is a great question asked by one of our customers:   Question:   I'm translating to a WGL file, and I'm attempting to mask the output side of a bidir bus called DATA[7:0], but it's masking the input side of the bus instead.  The original line in the (unmasked) WGL looks like this:   ... 00000000-------- ]; I then apply a mask with VTRAN with the following statement in my command file (PROC_BLOCK):   mask_pins DATA[7..0]; The resulting line in the (now masked) WGL…