onTAP Supported Netlist Readers

Posted on March 9, 2009

Flynn Systems provides the best JTAG boundary scan test software with their onTAP series 4000 with ProScan

These are some of the available netlist formats. If your netlist reader is not supported, just contact Flynn Systems and we’ll make one for your project.
Netlist Format File Extensions Comments

GenRad

.CKT For ATE at Board Test
GenCad .NET
EDIF .EDN or .EDF
 Allegro Format .NET
ViewLogic source. Characterized by $PACKAGES and $NETS expressions.
 BOARD STATION .NET and .PKG Net and package files must have the same root name.
 Cadstar .NET + .FRS
Cadstar RINF Output .FRS
 Cadence (Concept) .DAT
 Cadence PST .DAT or .NET
 CadSOFT (EAGLE Version) NETS.ASC + MATERIAL.ASC
Requires three source files, each with the filename extension DAT.  One file must have header text that includes the expression “”FILE_TYPE=LIBRARY_PARTS;”,
One file must have header text that includes the expression
“FILE_TYPE = EXPANDEDNETLIST;”,
And one file must have header text that includes the expression
“FILE_TYPE = EXPANDEDPARTLIST;”
 FabMaster NETS.ASC + MATERIAL.ASC
 Isis .SDF
 ViewLogic Generic Format .NET + .PKG
 PADS POWERPCB .ASC or .NET
Characterized by *PART* and *SIGNAL* expressions.
 PADS PXR Format .PXR
 Mentor Neutral .NEU PC Easy
 OrCad .NET
Characterized by expressions such as “(compins”,”(net”,(node”.
 PC Easy .NET
 Protel .NET
 Protel2 .NET
 Agilent’s BOARD
 Teradyne’s IPL.DAT .DAT For ATE at Board Test
 Teradyne’s Victory  .CDS For ATE at Board Test
 Zuken CR5000  Multiple .NET
 Zuken Visula  .REP + .LST .REP file includes netlist and .LST file includes component list.