This tutorial has covered the following concepts and tasks:
- Configuring a working schematic to run successfully in DVM involves replacing the
existing source(s) and load(s) with DVM source(s) and load(s) and then adding a DVM
Control symbol to the schematic. This configuration process typically takes about 5
minutes at which point, the schematic can run any of the applicable built-in DVM test
- Selecting a subset of tests to run on a sync buck DC-DC converter and looking at each
of the key elements of the resulting DVM test report illustrated how to add waveforms
and scalar measurements to the report.
- Two more built-in testplans, Efficiency and Line and Load Regulation, provided further
examples of generating the DVM test reports.
- The examples of customizing testplans to meet particular requirements included changing
component values, adding curves to reports from the testplan, and generating tests that
- Additional customization examples demonstrated how to modify the built-in testplans,
which included the following approaches:
- Modifying the schematic to use variables
- Using the Var() and GlobalVar() testplan functions to change component
- Using the Change() function to change component values directly without modifying
- Using the Change testplan entry to change the schematic configuration.
- Using the Suppress, Promote, and Create testplan entries for
general purpose post-processing included details about additional functions:
- Using the Alias() function to create a copy of a scalar measurement with a new
- Using the overview reporting functions, PromoteScalar() and PromoteGraph() to
place measured scalar values and graphs on the overview report.
- Using the NoSpecs(), NoScalars(), and NoCurve()functions to
change the reported specification, scalar and curve data on a test-by-test basis.
- Using the ArbitraryCurve() and ArbitraryBodePlot() functions to add curves to
- Using the ExtractCurve() function to copy a curve generated in a previously run
test to the current test, allowing direct, visual comparison of multiple curves.
- Using the CreateXYScalarPlot() function to create new curves from the aggregated
scalar measurements .
- Using pre- and post- process scripts to create and report user-defined specifications
and user- defined scalar values with the SimplisDVMAdvancedUtilCreateSpec and
- Applying two applications of the Design Verification Module that measured, graphed and
then saved efficiency, power loss, and control loop behavior across line and load