- PAWS TPS Users Course
This course is designed for
those who will be using the PAWS Developer's Studio suite for entering and
debugging ATLAS programs. It builds upon basic ATLAS writing skills to provide
knowledge about the complete TPS development process using the PAWS toolset.
Participants are guided through the process of
writing and debugging ATLAS programs, linking modules, creating Interface Test
Adaptor (ITA) wire-lists, and ensuring the correct resource allocation for
ATLAS programs on the ATE. Experience is also gained with the development of
flowcharts, test diagrams and other test documentation using PAWS tools.
The process of test program simulation is explained
where the responses from real instruments is replaced by values entered via the
keyboard. This technique may be used to validate the failure (NOGO) paths
through the test program as well as the more obvious GO path for a good unit.
This course is structured to include a high level
of hands-on practical experience with the PAWS toolset and includes a full set
of course notes. The prerequisite for this course is either the completion of
the generic ATLAS course or previous ATLAS experience.
Advanced Driver Development Course
The Advanced Driver course explains how to develop instrument
drivers using the PAWS system. The PAWS compilation system is discussed with
special emphasis on signal analysis and resource allocation. The PAWS databases
describing the ATLAS subset, ATE instruments and the ATE switch are studied in
depth. Hands-on exercises give practice in creating and modifying each
database. Students learn to control ATE instruments by writing PAWS macros or
by integrating existing drivers in C/C++ or other languages using the PAWS CEM
Run Time System – Advanced Techniques Course
An advanced course for ATE
and TPS engineers involving advanced concepts for the PAWS Run Time System.
Advanced on-station compilation, integration and debug features are