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Simulation Data Converter for Logic Tester Language

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063752D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bechdel, JF Brooks, NL Drumm, AD Hinsdale, RA Mitchell, JA Rivero, JL Sarkany, EF [+details]

Abstract

A logic tester capable of running at or near the speed of a computer system under development can be used to provide the functional testing of components in the computer system. This type of functional testing can be accomplished early in the design cycle, before a full set of system components exist. However, developing and debugging a set of testcases to be used on the logic tester can be time-consuming and may nullify the advantages of performing this kind of testing. To overcome this difficulty, testcases which were already written and validated for functional simulation of the design were easily converted to tester language programs which could be used to functionally test the component hardware.