Largest Installed Base
Since 1979, Solstice-TDS has been used by generations of test engineers. Solstice-TDS established many standard formats and methodoglies. WGL was Solstice-TDS's contribution to the industry, and has been used as the primary standard test interface language by ATPG tools before STIL. Flow-based conversion methodology has been standardized in many top electronics firms.
Supported EDA Formats:
- Scan Patterns: STIL, WGL
- Functional Patterns: VCD, EVCD
- 30+ legacy formats: standard ASCII, TITDL, and more
Supported ATE Formats:
- Advantest T2000, T33xx, T66xx, T65xx, SZ Systems
- Advantest V93000
- LTX-Credence Fusion X-Series
- National Instruments 6555/6556, STS
- Teradyne J750/Flex/UltraFLEX, Catalyst/Tiger
- Teradyne Eagles
- Teradyne NexTest
- Yokogawa (Ando)
- And 40+ legacy platforms: Genrad, HP83k, HP94k, ITS9000, J971, Nextest, Sapphire, Sentry, SZ, Z8000, and more
WaveMaker+: Feature-Rich Graphical User Interface
- Direct waveform edits automatically update pattern and timing in one place (no need for Pattern & Timing Editors). New timeplates can be created automatically as the effect of the drag-n-drop, or pattern bit edits.
- Scenarios can be saved as ASCII scripts for command line executions, which save users extra WaveMaker+ licenses.
- Comparing SEF, WDB, and SDB databases is as easy as drag and drop databases into the waveform viewer
- STIL and WGL files can be openned directly into a waveform viewing/editing window. Users don't need to memorize complex STIL and WGL syntax
- Out conversions back out to STIL/WGL/VCD files are now a simple File->SaveAs step
- Old scenarios can be read and edited.
- PropertySheets and log windows are integrated into one WaveMaker+ multi-framed environment
- Powerful Undo/Redo handles experimentation of complex conversion flows
Functional patterns in the form of VCD or EVCD can be cyclized automatically using Solstice-TDS's Waveform Analysis Tool (WAT).
The WAT analyses all events in the VCD/EVCD thoroughly to ensure no critical transitions are missing or ommitted (as many "sampling" based tools often do. Click here to see a white paper on Sampling Simulation Files Loses Designer's Intent).
Robust Database Optimizes Import Cycles
TDS maintains a robust random access database which is optimal in data conditioning and acccessing. Enterprise users enjoy a seamless way to partition pattern conversion tasks.
Input files of different formats (VCD, EVCD, WGL, STIL, or others) are converted (or normalized) to a Solstice-TDS database. The database then can be viewed, edited, merged using Solstice-TDS Wavemaker's timing, signal, and pattern editors.
Targeting many different ATE formats can start at the database for time saving and guaranteeing data integrity.
Many other point-to-point conversion tools on the market often repeat parsing each input file from scratch when new settings or even minor data adjusting are required.
A Rich Set of Database Operations Prepare Patterns for Various Instrument Controls
Solstice-TDS database is supplied with a rich set of operations such as: merge, concat, pattern replace, strobe edit, scan flatten, and much more. This enables test engineer to supplement their ATPG or functional patterns with additional protocol patterns, instrument control patterns, IDDQ, or mixed-signal analog measurement patterns.。
Self-Documented Conversion Flow
Using an intuitive flow-based capability, Solstice-TDS users create a conversion flow that is self-documented and can be executed in a batch operation.
The flow-based scenario describes precisely the process without the need to learn or risk making typo errors as with proprietary keywords and syntax in other tools. Solstice-TDS's new WaveMaker+ is so easy to use that new or casual users can be productive almost instantly. Saved scenarios can be archived or shared among project groups or for re-use in new projects.
Seamless Integration To User's Environment
Design and test engineers use Solstice-TDS for seamless integration with their in-house development programs.
The drop-down menu is a plug-n-play architecture. Customers can add proprietary tools to the menu for a central platform to access Perl scripts, internal apps, Unix commands, API apps, and other commercial tools.