ATML Pad has a standard window layout, similar to Windows Explorer:
Incorrect data input is identified through a red border (see inserts in the figure below). A brief error description appears in the mouse tooltip.
The test flow can be designed graphically, in flowchart form. The flowchart editor operation is similar to that of commonly-used drawing tools:
Missing items, missing connections, and other design problems are displayed dynamically in the error list. This feature guides beginner users through the design process, helping them understand and apply the design rules.
The graphical editor pane can be undocked and moved to a separate screen.
The IEEE 1641 signal definitions embedded in ATML documents can be edited in a table. The values of signal attributes are displayed and can be changed.
Incorrect data input is identified through red text (see examples). The error is displayed in the message area of the editor.
Additionally, IEEE 1641 signal definitions can be viewed and edited in a pop-up window that displays the user interface of newWaveX-SD. This edit mode is used to create new signal definitions and to simulate the signals.
For graphical signal editing, a licensed installation of newWaveX-SD is required on the computer where ATML Pad runs.
Sequences of operations commonly used during document creation are available as "Quick Commands" (see example). Each command creates multiple ATML elements, implementing a Test or a Step.
On-line validation occurs automatically and is able to detect incorrect user input when editing individual properties or the flowchart. This feature is available in all ATML Pad editors, as described earlier on this page.
On-demand validation is requested by the user through the following commands:
Full document validation is always required before data export.
On-demand validation is able to detect all data input errors normally detected by on-line validation, plus additional structural errors of the document (see example).