September 19, 2023

Simplifying Test File Generation with Flynn Systems’ SVF Service

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In the realm of electronic testing, the Serial Vector Format (SVF) plays a pivotal role. It serves as a standard file format for representing test patterns for JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) or boundary-scan testing. Flynn Systems, a leading name in automated boundary scan test and programming solutions, offers an SVF File Generation Service that simplifies this crucial aspect of electronic testing. This blog post aims to explore the features, benefits, and pricing of this service.

What is SVF File Generation Service?

Flynn Systems’ SVF File Generation Service is designed to create turnkey SVF test files for your testing needs. The service is compliant with Serial Vector Format industry standards, as well as IEEE 1149.1 and IEEE 1149.6 Boundary Scan (JTAG) standards. It runs on test equipment that supports SVF files, including Flynn Systems’ onTAP Boundary Scan software. [Source](

Features and Advantages

Industry-Standard Compliance
The service adheres to Serial Vector Format industry standards, ensuring that your test files are universally compatible.

High Fault Coverage
The generated files offer high fault coverage, testing Boundary Scan Test Access Ports, PCB interconnects, and even non-JTAG parts.

Netlist Translation
The service supports netlist translation for over two dozen CAD netlist file formats, offering flexibility in test generation.

Diagnostic Files
Diagnostic files relate every boundary register cell to a boundary register pin and also show every test step at every pin, making it easier to debug and understand test results.

How it Works

1. Initial Requirements**: You provide Flynn Systems with the Boundary Scan Description Language (BSDL) file for each boundary scan device on your board.

2. Test Generation: Flynn Systems creates the SVF files based on its industry-tested and mature software.

3. Debugging Support: Flynn Systems offers debug follow-up, ensuring that you can easily troubleshoot any issues that may arise during testing.

Pricing and Support

The pricing for using the SVF File Generation Service starts at $700 for using a CAD netlist and $350 if no CAD netlist is available. Ongoing debug assistance is available at $275 per hour. [Source](


Flynn Systems’ SVF File Generation Service offers a streamlined, efficient, and reliable solution for your JTAG and boundary scan testing needs. With its robust features and flexible pricing options, it stands as an invaluable tool for any organization looking to optimize their electronic testing processes.

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