An editor is a software for programming and editing of digital data (files). With the editor—integrated into the software of WEETECH test systems—individual test processes can be programmed in the source format.

Example CEETIS:
After launching the CEETIS editor, the desktop is separated into three areas:

The IDE main frame is located at the top. It hosts the general settings for a project and helps to manage the tools. The net list is placed at the bottom of the screen. It serves the input of connections, switches and components. Here, the user defines how the unit under test (UUT) is designed (“how it looks like”).

The actual editor is located in-between. A test run can be developed or edited by using simple, system-specific computer languages. Test step by test step is defined with intuitive commands in the source format. Usually, for each nominal connection only the open test needs to be programmed; the compiler automatically generates the test run for the short test. For security reasons this procedure is deactivated for the functional test.

The following source formats are used in today’s test systems from WEETECH:

  • TCL = Test Command Language for IVIS 5
  • TSL = Test Script Language for IVISion Studio
  • ATS = Advanced Test Script for CEETIS

For execution in the test system a compiler translates the source format into a machine language which is subject to be understood digitally from the tester.

*IDE = Integrated Development Environment