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Enviroment Independent Testing Of Hardware

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014882D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an independent testing methodology of hardware. This removes the development time for independent test structures on industry standard hardware and bus systems allow more time on testing functions independent of the hardware environment. Today there are 2 basic ways to test hardware on a system. This first way (Figure 1) Test are run on the device under test: These test are none intrusive. We are given memory from the OS and writing to non-volatile areas. The test code resides on the device and must be rewritten if the environment (ie.. OS, hardware, software, etc..) changes. This is very time consuming to maintain several different environments. Device Under Test