test vector


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test vector

A set of inputs for testing new hardware designs. The term mostly refers to testing new chip designs, but may refer to inputs for software testing. See test suite.
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One core design challenge was to build tests based on engineering design data and test vectors.
1988] in a single suite and encode each test vector in a uniform way, where the precision and exponent range become parameters of the driver program.
The precision independence of our test tool stems from the fact that in each test vector the floating-point operands and result are encoded using a format-independent syntax.
Test vector data volume had been reduced by a factor of 10 and the overall test time by a factor of 2.
To do this, the test vector must be reloaded and the test cycle run again, but with the bypass mode selected.
Not only can the design team run test vectors through the hardware, but software developers can execute their program code on hardware built from the same RTL as the final system," says Jonah Probell, design engineer.
It delivers test vectors at a sustained TCK frequency of 80 MHz while simultaneously verifying results in hardware at each individual TAP.
It also accommodates digital design styles and test vectors produced by most ATPG tools.