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Posted on 2013/03/05 by George

Presentation: How to Generate Digital Input Stimulus…

Digital input stimulus generation is system analysis’ counterpart. When going to ‘real hardware’ prototype early in the design cycle of your embedded system, a digital stimulus source allows emulating the missing parts of your embedded system.

What is a digital pattern generator?

A digital pattern generator is an essential stimulus source for almost every type of digital device: digital and mixed-signal ASIC, FPGA, microprocessors and microcontrollers. The digital pattern generator can be used early in the design cycle to substitute for system components that are not yet available.

Because nowadays circuits use digital interfaces that may run at more than a few 10th of megahertz, the old way to do it with microcontrollers coupled with a GPIO is not practicable any more. By substituting for missing pieces and offering maximal flexibility when generating digital logic signals, digital pattern generators speed up new product’s time-to-market.

The digital pattern generator is an effective solution just about anywhere that complex digital bit streams are needed to stimulate a device under test (DUT).

Click through the presentation below and learn more about this new methodology...

Byte Paradigms powerful PC-based digital pattern generators easily tackle most stimulus-and-response testing scenarios.

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