FORMULA® HF3 software complex

The FORMULA® Test System software complex FormHF is the GUI-based environment designed for all stages of the measurement process. Only “5 steps” are required to develop and debug software, perform measurements and analyze deviations.

FORMULA® HF3 software complex

The FormHF software provides automation and tracking of all these processes by creating recordings and restricting personnel access rights to equipment and databases.

It supports all standard methods for testing microcircuits, as well as translation of tests from the standard eVCD, WGL, SVF and INTEL/HEX formats.

The FormHF software contains built-in test templates and has been adapted for use by a wide range of technical specialists without using programming languages. It supports all standard methods for testing ICs, as well as translation of test patterns from the standard eVCD, WGL, SVF (and SVF Xilinx) and INTEL/HEX formats.

of data and results

Testing process includes automatic documentation of the test data. The test reports are generated with various levels of detail, from “Accept/Reject” inspection to comprehensive reports on measurement modes and results for each IC and each parameter; statistical reports can be generated for any period by lots, types of ICs and other criteria.

The test records are saved, easily converted to standard forms used by the Client, and serve as the documentary and metrological basis for managing deviations, and as a basis for quality complaint follow-up at the incoming inspection stage.

and display

ATE integrated analytical tools are used for analysis of functional and parametric deviations detected during measurements and debugging of test programs. These tools include:

  • Hardware Logic Analyzer
  • Oscilloscope
  • Error Map

The SHMOO diagrams are used for determining the passing limits of VLSI circuits during its debug and characterize. Graphic interpretation of measure­ments enables fast assessment

of measurement results and study of the behavior of the instrument measured in a range of impact to make the necessary corrections to the design of VLSI circuits and/or production technology.

The FormHF software complex transforms development of a test program into a unique type of assembly for designed parts that reduces the time for test develop­ment and debugging to a few days.

External development media

The FORMULA® HF3 Test System software environment, while self-sufficient, nevertheless does not limit the developer to the use of only FormHF software; it also enables him to use integrated development environments (IDE) with С++ language support. This approach provides new possibilities, when necessary, for “manual” changes to automatically generated program code in those cases where creation and use of non-­standard test methods is required.

Automation of
and metrological support

The intelligent tools of the Form-HF software complex automate and minimize FORMULA® HF Test System maintenance, including diagnostics, adjustment and metrological calibration.

The FormHF software service package covers all aspects of FORMULA® F3 Test System operation, including testing of equipment serviceability, fault detection and verification of metrological compliance.