Simulate Translate Test

Our Support Team is always available to help our clients with their vector conversion needs. Sometimes, we receive a question that is applicable to both current and future clients, and we share it here on the website. The following is a question about viewing a STIL file in the GTKWave viewer with DFTView. Question: I’m working with DFTView on Linux. I am having a problem getting DFTView to work with GTKWave Viewer. When I try to view a .stil file, I receive the following message: Warning: Tab 1 unable to communicate with GTKWave... retrying... Warning: Tab 1 unable to communicate with GTKWave... retrying... Warning: Tab 1 unable to communicate with GTKWave... retrying... Please let me know what needs to be done to fix this problem. Answer: DFTView 10.0 (shipped with VTRAN 10.0) had a known connectivity issue with GTKWave which was addressed in release 10.1.  In addition, we found that…
Our Support Team is always available to help our clients with their vector conversion needs. Sometimes, we receive a question that is applicable to both current and future clients, and we share it here on the website. The following is a question about spaces between signals, and how to remove them during conversion with VTRAN. Question: I’m using a canned reader for STIL patterns, and converting them to HP93000K format. After the conversion, the pattern looks like this: XXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXZZ 0 0 00 1 1 0 0 ; 1200 XXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXZ 0 0 01 1 1 0 1 ; 1600 XXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXZZZ 0 0 00 1 0 0 1 ; 2000 XXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXZ 0 0 01 1 0 0 0 ; 2400 XXXXXXXX XXXX XXXZZZZZ 0 0 00 1 1 1 0 ; 2800 There is a space between each signal, and group of signals, which…
Source III provides constant support for all our clients. If you have any questions about our software, or how to perform a task, please do not hesitate to email us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. On occasion, we receive emails from our clients that may be relevant to a larger audience. The following is a question we received about RZ4X Pintypes. Question: Can VTRAN support RZ4X pintypes when adding a new pin to uFLEX patterns? Answer: We don't believe the uFLEX handles RZ4X waveforms directly.  VTRAN currently supports that clock format only for translations to the Advantest V93000 ATE (SmarTest 7 and 8) as well as to STIL files.  If you want a free running clock (i.e. is always running through the entire pattern) you can use the FreeRunningClock statement in the TVF_BLOCK.  This must  be placed *after* the TESTER_FORMAT statement and options, and to pulse 4 times a cycle (40ns cycle)…

QA: Pattern Conversion with VTRAN

Thursday, 13 April 2017 13:56
Source III provides support for all of our clients. If you have any questions about our software, or how to perform a task, please do not hesitate to email us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. On occasion, we receive emails from our clients that may be relevant to a larger audience. The following is a question we received about pattern conversion with VTRAN. Q: I have a WGL source file, and I am need to convert it to 93k binl (not avc) format. Can VTRAN make that conversion and, if so, can you help show me how with an example? A: VTRAN does not yet generate 93K binl files directly. However, it will generate ASCII avc/dvc vector/timing files (and optionally a map file when XMODE is used) which you can then compile into binl files with either the 'ait' or 'v2b' commands from the 93K tester tools. Once you have the ait/v2b…

List of File Formats Supported by DFTView

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:04
Recently, after months of development by our amazing staff here at Source III, our team was able to release one of its most important updates: VTRAN and DFTView release 10.3 has added support for Advantest SmarTest8. Now you can read, display, and translate between SmarTest8 and dozens of the most popular file formats utilized in DFT. It seems like now is a good time to re-release the list of file format and filename extensions that are supported by our DFTView system which is powerful enough to handle all of the following File Formats: Advantest T2000 Advantest SmarTest8 EVCD HP 93000 STIL SVF Teradyne Catalyst Teradyne FLEX (inc. iFLEX, microFLEX and ultraFLEX) Teradyne J750 (and Teradyne J750+) Texas Instruments TDL 91 Toshiba TSTL 2 VCD WGL Some of these file formats are often given different file name extensions. For reference, the following represent the file extensions that DFTView can use to…