The ATE Framework is scaffolding that is laid to provide an execution environment for the automation test scripts. The framework provides the user with various benefits that helps them to develop, execute and report the automation test scripts efficiently. Advantages of the test framework are evident in the re-usability of code, amount of test coverage, recovery scenarios, low maintenance cost, minimal manual intervention and extensive reporting.
The ATE Framework is open to the implementation of other test definitions and provides the ability to generate additional automated testing, which may or may not be related to the AS5657 requirements. The provided solution can also be used for production testing, verification and validation of other functions, interfaces, … The implementation is beyond the scope of the package provided by DapTechnology and is fully under the customers control, responsibility and liability.
Logging and Reporting After running a test all essential details for the test execution are logged and the test results are rendered in a comprehensive test report.
Command Line Interface The ATE supports a number of command line options, which makes it possible to control the tests from an external application. Using the command line interface, tests can be selected, started and stopped. All input and output will be in XML format. The XML files with the test output can be found in the log directory as specified in the configuration files. Certain test parts may need user input, e.g. connecting nodes or generating power resets on devices.
Settings The parameters of the AS5657-ATE can be defined through configuration files. For user convenience, these files will be generated automatically with default values on first use of the ATE GUI. Some of these values may be correct for the used test setup. However, most of the settings allow to be tailored to the setup and device under test, thus providing the most flexible customization and program adaptation ability.