Interfacing design and test automation tools

June 10th, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


As the development of design and test automation tools continues apace, so too does the convergence of the disciplines that utilise these sophisticated software systems.

In this article we will consider how electronic design automation (EDA) and automated test development software and their users interact at the following levels:

  • Connection data (Netlist) import for board level connectivity testing.
  • Schematic data – import for fault coverage review and guard point setting.
  • Board layout data – import for improved, faster fault finding and fault coverage review.

Furthermore we will also look at how device-level debug mechanisms can now be utilised by the test engineering community to enhance their manufacturing fault screening… (more)


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