System and Method for Translating Software Code

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Tests systems are often used to test various electrical equipment and electronics such as circuit boards, hard drives, electrical components, semiconductors, integrated circuits, and other electrical hardware and devices. These test systems, also referred to as automated test equipment, automatically perform tests on a device based on instruction from test program software. When a legacy test system is replaced by a new test system, the test program run by the legacy test system must be converted to a language and format that is compatible with new test system.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), has developed and patented a method and a system for generating test code software utilized by a test system for testing a circuit card assembly. A translator provides an automatic translation of a test code from a first computer language to a second computer language. One or more pinmap documents are provided to map the pins of the circuit card assembly.

Advantages:
-Facilitates retrofitting of test programs

Potential Applications:
-Commercial
-Military
Apr 30, 2010
Utility Patent
United States
8,683,451
Mar 25, 2014
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