Beaverton, Ore.--August 17, 1998--Analogy, Inc. (Beaverton) announced Testify, a simulation product for development of mixed-signal board- and system-level test program sets. The Testify test management tool guides the test engineer through the process of inserting faults into a Unit Under Test (UUT) and determining how well a test program will function in detecting those faults.
Testify uses the Saber mixed-signal simulator and Mast hardware description language along with Analogy's Inspecs Pro analysis tools to provide test engineers with information on fault behavior of the UUT and effectiveness of proposed test programs.
Testify allows the test engineer to analyze UUTs under normal operating conditions, then insert and process faults using menus and forms compatible with Analogy's Saberdesigner technology.
The test manager first guides the test engineer through the process of specifying the tests to be run in simulation. These tests correspond to those that will be run on the ATE with the actual (physical) UUT. Next, the test engineer establishes the acceptable operational limits for all of the measurements taken by the tests. Once these limits are established, Testify automatically inserts a fault, runs the TPS test sequence, and determines which, if any, tests detected the fault. Testify sequences through all specified faults, developing a dependency matrix of fault vs. test. If desired, the test engineer can also run a stress test to determine if any components were overstressed as a result of a fault.
For existing Analogy customers who are already using Saber, Testify can be purchased as a separate option. Testify Pro includes the Saber mixed-signal simulator, Saberscope waveform processor, Inspecs Pro analysis package, and the Testify test manager. It also includes a choice for schematic capture software. Customers can select either Analogy's Sabersketch design editor, or a Saber Frameway Interface to Mentor Graphics, Cadence, or Viewlogic schematic capture products.
Testify and Testify Pro are currently available on Solaris, HP-UX, and Windows NT platforms. Testify is $35,000, and Testify Pro is $94,900.
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