Teradyne Inc., Boston, MA, is partnering with Test Insight Ltd., Israel, to center on Test Insight’s WaveWizard test development product, as part of an on-going program to deliver advanced design-to-test solutions.
WaveWizard enables test engineers to quickly create Teradyne ATE test programs utilizing EDA software design data. Teradyne’s test assistance group (TAG) will standardize on the WaveWizard tool set for test generation solutions. TAG’s standardization provides the foundation for worldwide applications support and training for all Teradyne and Test Insight customers, establishing what the companies claim is the first industrywide accessible solution for moving design information into test.
“Given the trends in size and complexity of today’s SOC technology developments, it is crucial that design and test engineers have sophisticated EDA-to-test tool sets available for quick development of test programs,” said Marc Levine, VP of Teradyne’s enabling technologies group. “Having these tools makes both design and test more productive.”
The WaveWizard productivity tool facilitates a transition from EDA software into fully functioning ATE test programs, complete with patterns, timings, levels, and pin configurations. With WaveWizard, test and design engineers can emulate device timing architecture and design, removing the constraints of cycle-based methods typically found in other EDA-to-test conversion products.
Teradyne benchmarked WaveWizard against several commercially available tools and selected it for its ease of use, graphical display, faster code development, debug, and characterization capability, and flexible, intelligent timing generation.