Test Step

A test step is an operation executed by a test system and defined in the editor with TCL* TSL* or ATS* commands.


Each command initiates one or more test steps. Commands can initiate multiple test steps since in one command, several connections can be described but each connection is tested in a separate test step.


A network command describes a network including three points (c(1,2,3);). This network is tested in three test steps: depending on the topology of the unit under test (UUT) it can be the validation of the connection either between 1 & 2 and 2 & 3 or between 1 & 2 and 1 &3.


Besides the in the editor programmed test steps the compiler can create additional test steps automatically. Examples are the short test, the HV-AC test and HV-DC test. During compiling the necessary test steps are created automatically on base of the programmed connections of the open test.


*TCL = Test Command Language (e.g.at IVIS 5)

*TSL = Test Script Language (e.g.at IVISion Studio)
*ATS = Advanced Test Script (e.g.at CEETIS)