We offer training courses for the following products:


SigBase - A four-day course that introduces the visual development process within SigBase. Students learn how to create test strategies that describe the testing sequence of units under test. The test strategies contain test elements for input parameters, output parameters and comparison of test limits. The course also describes how test strategies are documented. On the third day, focus shifts to the signal-based aspects of the application. A review of the IEEE 1641 standard is included as are the contents of the IEEE 1641 Standard TSF (Test Signal Framework) Library included in SigBase. The use of SigBase’s Signals Palette Bar in building a test strategy is included in hands-on exercises as is the use of the signal editor. Finally, students learn to create a customized TSF to meet specific local requirements and to generate 1641 carrier language and TPL code.

1641 - A short introductory course that removes the mystique and jargon to describe just what 1641 is. It examines the impact of current MOD DE&S policy, including the Open System Architecture and how 1641 relates to ATML and how it can be of benefit to your systems and solutions. The short course continues with an overview of how it can be implemented on your systems and concludes with the delivery process for test programs - from designer through test definition, test program development and simulation, to execution on the target ATE.



TPS Developers Course - Designed for individuals who require hands-on experience developing Test Program Sets (TPSs) using PAWS (ProfessionalATLAS Work Station). Participants are guided through the process of writing and debugging ATLAS programs, linking modules, creating ITA wirelists, and resource allocating ATLAS programs on the ATE. Students also gain experience developing flowcharts, test diagrams and other documentation using PAWS tools.

ATLAS Programming Course - Provides experience writing ATLAS programs. Students learn to use the ATLAS specification as well as all ATLAS constructs, including signal requirements, declaring variables, control structures, applying and measuring analog signals, timing and data bus testing. If requested, this course can include handson experience writing and debugging ATLAS programs using TYX’s PAWS (Professional ATLAS Work Station). Classroom time is evenly divided between lecture and workshop activities. Structured for both new and experienced ATLAS programmers.

Advanced Driver Development Course - Gives ATE engineers experience developing 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 process.

Run Time System 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 highlighted.



This three-day course introduces the visual development process within TestBase. Students learn how to create test strategies that describe the testing sequence of units under test. The test strategies contain test elements for input parameters, output parameters and comparison of test limits. Links are established between test strategies and the test procedures that implement the strategies. Test procedures are also developed using third-party external application environments. The course also describes how test strategies are documented and how test results are saved in databases. Finally, students learn to customize the functionality of the TestBase product for their unique application domain.



Designed for users of the TYX TRD System software, a five-day course that features Test Requirements Document creation from start to finish. It covers the use of new table editors to specify test requirements and model the UUT and demonstrates how this data is used by the system to create the TRD. It demonstrates the use of requirements and UUT failure data to calculate performance indicators for fault detection and isolation. It also demonstrates the interface with the default configuration management and version control aspects of the system. It includes the process of generating pre-release and final release documents. Students are introduced to the various standard forms that make up a TRD. Participants automatically generate their ATLAS program using the TRD database. Techniques for customizing TRD forms are demonstrated along with the generation of test flowcharts and other documentation. Creation of TRDs from an existing ATLAS program is also discussed. This course includes daily lectures and hands-on lab work. Students receive TRD workbooks with detailed examples.



System Diagnostics, Concepts & Applications Course - Topics covered are the Diagnostics Systems Process, Gap Analysis (Does the design meet specified requirements?), Early Design Influence and Legacy Systems and Standard Diagnostic and Testability Terms.

Basic Modeling and Introduction to Testing Course - topics include Planning and Scoping an eXpress Model, Exercises to create three different types of eXpress Models, Performing Basic Design Verification, Top-Down and Bottom-Up Methodology, Subsets and Operating Modes, Modeling for Diagnostics, Techniques for Manipulating Large Models and Incorporating Configuration Control.

Introduction to Testing - covers Basic Test Concepts, Introduction to Test Definition, Basic Diagnostic Skills, Introduction to Diagnostic Assessments, Failure Modeling and Introduction to FMECAs.

Advanced Diagnostics Development and Assessment - topics include Diagnostic Concepts, Advanced Diagnostic Development Skills, Failure Probability Calculation, Diagnostic Assessment and Diagnostic Applications.

Advanced Test Development and Importing - teaches Advanced Test Concepts, Advanced Test Definition Skills, Test Applications and Importing Basic Design Data.

Advanced FMECA Development and Assessment - covers Advanced FMECA Skills, Advanced Failure Effect Modeling Skills and Import and Exporting FMECA Data to and from Spreadsheets.

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