Simulate Translate Test

Question: Is there a way for me to control which comments get passed from the OVF file to the TVF file? Answer: Yes.  Using the COMMENTS_FILTER command in the PROC_BLOCK a user can now control which pattern comments get passed from the OVF to the TVF based on time range or content. First, enable comment passing support by using the "COMMENTS ON"  command in the OVF_BLOCK. Next, choose the desired COMMENT_FILTER(s) in the PROC_BLOCK. Examples:      COMMENT_FILTER MATCH_STRING = "FSM7", "comment"; COMMENT_FILTER TIME_RANGE 450, 2850; Use COMMENT_FILTER MATCHING_STRING = "m_string0", "mstring_1", .. to pass only those comments containing at least one of the specified strings.  Up to 10 strings with a length of 2048 characters can be listed. If multiple COMMENT_FILTER MATCH_STRING statements are used, only the last statement is applied. Use COMMENT_FILTER TIME_RANGE t1, t2; to pass only those comments associated with the absolute time range beginning at t1 and…
Question:   While converting a VCD file for the Advantest 93000 'AVC' format, I get thousands of identical repeated vectors. Is there a keyword that will trigger compression of these identical vectors into repeats?     Answer:   When converting from an event-based format like VCD or EVCD (or from a cycle-based format while using the -EXPAND_REPS reader option) VTRAN will explicitly generate a vector for every cycle, even if a vector is identical to the previous one.  Consider this TVF Block section of a VTRAN command file:       TVF_BLOCK       BEGIN         TARGET_FILE = "output.avc";         TESTER_FORMAT HP90000           DVC_FILE = "output.dvc";       END;   It might result in an "output.avc" AVC file which looks in part like this - you can see nine identical vector lines flanked by two different ones:  …
At Source III, we want to be here to answer your questions. Over the next several months, we will start featuring some of the great questions we've been asked by some of our clients, and answers to help those that may be interested in the same functionality. Question: Can I change the number of columns used when generating AVC (vector) files for the Advantest 93000?  For example, in my input vector file I have the following input pins:   Clocks:  CLK1, CLK2 Signal bus:SIG[3], SIG[2], SIG[1], SIG[0] Data bus: DATA[3], DATA[2], DATA[1], DATA[0]   and I get output vectors which look like this:       R1  tset1  0100110101;   As an example, could I separate the clocks from the busses without resorting to post-processing?   Answer:   VTRAN outputs signals as listed in the original order, unless the INPUTS, OUTPUTS, BIDIRECTS or SIGNAL_ORDER statements are used to define which…
For over 20 years, VTRAN by Source III has been used by DFT engineers to translate between over 30 different ATPG, EDA, simulation, and test vector formats. VTRAN is equipped with many powerful tools, including the ability to support Scan Data structures, a translation feature that is used by some of the leading IC design and test manufacturers around the world. One of the advantages of using VTRAN is that it supports nearly every test, EDA, simulation, and automatic tester equipment used by test engineers today. Most vector translation software, including VTRAN, is capable of translating to and from the following: STIL WGL VCD/EVCD But VTRAN is also capable of reading and writing to dozens of other simulator formats, tester formats, and more, including the following simulator formats: Nanosim LSM HSIM QSIM And the following ASIC Vendor Formats TDL_91 TSTL2 FTDL And the following Tester Formats SVF Chroma Teradyne J750…
Advantest, the largest Automatic Test Equipment vendor in the test engineering market today, nearly always requires translations from common vector formats. VTRAN supports nearly all of the Advantest platforms. Some of the most common uses for our software are to convert between these vector formats to ATE for testing, with dozens of different combinations available. The Most Common Vector Languages VTRAN supports over 30 different vector and ATE formats. 95% of test Advantest translations are: STIL WGL VCD EVCD We do support other vector file formats, but they are rarely paired with Advantest ATE users. Perhaps most importantly, however, we also support nearly all of the Advantest ATE formats. We support: Advantest V93000 (Formerly HP93000 and Agilent 93000) Advantest T2000 Advantest T66XX Advantest T33XX We also have a few additional Advantest ATE releases scheduled for the next coming months. Please stay tuned for updates. Source III VTRAN Translations Advantest is…