Design to Tester conversion

Technology

ATE (automated Test Equipment) is hardware and as such is cycle and edge restricted. The design simulation environment (EDA) is software based and as such is not restricted at all.

 

Test Insight design to tester solutions address the need to adjust test patterns created using EDA simulation environment to match individual ATE restrictions. The software solutions automate adjustment of both functional and scan based simulation data to most common used tester equipment.

 

Conversion features

Minimize cycle types since Testers are limited in cycle types

Minimize number of edges as Testers are limited in number of edges

Minimize total number of vectors to reduce test cost

Allow protocol based tester vectors

Mask events as required for stable production test

Align simulation events to match tester restrictions