Dismiss
InnovationQ will be updated on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 10am ET - noon. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database

Simse to Macfry Translator Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100577D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Peterson, MJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a program for translating files of timing diagram data as generated by a simulation output program (SIMSE) back into a simulation test case language (MACFRY). Since the files generated by the simulation are easily edited, this program allows a quick turn-around between runs with minor modifications of the test inputs.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Simse to Macfry Translator Program

       Disclosed is a program for translating files of timing
diagram data as generated by a simulation output program (SIMSE) back
into a simulation test case language (MACFRY). Since the files
generated by the simulation are easily edited, this program allows a
quick turn-around between runs with minor modifications of the test
inputs.

      This program features the ability to convert both
SIMSE-generated files and human-generated files to MACFRY format.
The human-generated files have a very compact format to provide ease
of use to the person entering the test case.  Comment lines can also
be added to improve the readability of the test case.  This format is
much easier to enter than the MACFRY format.

      Some of the other features of this program are:  (1) Multiple
clock lines can be added into the test case source since the clocks
are treated just like any other input; (2) Input and output files can
be specified on the DOS command line or in a separate file; (3) User
instructions are included in the program; (4) The final size of the
MACFRY test case is reduced since redundant changes of the same
signal are removed.

      An example of a test case written for this program is shown in
Fig. 1.  The MACFRY test case generated by this program is shown in
Fig. 2.