TestMAX Advisor

RTL Testability Analysis and Optimization

Synopsys TestMAX Advisor, built on SpyGlass® technology, performs RTL testability analysis and optimization, enabling designers to fine-tune RTL early in the design cycle to predictably meet manufacturing and in-system test coverage goals. The tool’s extensive design-for-test (DFT) rule checking and RTL fault coverage estimation capabilities pinpoint testability issues early in the flow thereby enabling designers to avoid test bottlenecks downstream that can lead to time-consuming design iterations. TestMAX Advisor identifies areas in the design with hard-to-test ATPG faults and provides a report of test points to improve test coverage and reduce patterns and test costs.


  • Shortens test implementation time and cost by ensuring RTL or netlist is scan-compliant
  • Improves test quality by diagnosing DFT issues early at RTL or netlist


  • Lint checking and analysis for DFT
  • Connectivity and IP rule checks
  • Test Point selection for hard-to-test faults
  • RTL stuck-at and transition fault coverage estimation
  • Intuitive, integrated debug environment with cross-probing among views