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Andrei Tatarnikov, 03/19/2014 03:13 PM

Installation Guide


System Requirements

MicroTESK is a set of Java-based utilities that are run from the command line. It can be used on Windows, Linux and OS X machines that have JDK 1.6 or later installed. To build MicroTESK from source code or to build generated Java models, Apache Ant version 1.8 or later is required. To generate test data based on constraints, MicroTESK needs Microsoft Research Z3 that can work under the corresponding operating system.

Installation Steps

  1. Download and unpack the MicroTESK installation package (the .tar.gz file) to your computer.
  2. Download and install constraint solver tools to the <installation folder>/tools folder (see the "Installing Constraint Solver Tools" section).
  3. Open your console terminal and set the <installation folder>/bin as the working directory.
  4. Now you can run the (or .bat) script to create a microprocessor model and the (or .bat) script to generate test for this model.

Installing Constraint Solver Tools

To generate test data based on constraint, MicroTESK requires external constraint solver engines. The current version use the Z3 constraint solver by Microsoft Research (

UNIX (Linux): "tools/z3/unix/z3"
Windows: "tools/z3/windows/z3.exe"
OS X: "../tools/z3/osx/z3"

Installation Folder Structure

The MicroTESK installation folder contains the following subfolders:

  1. arch Examples of microprocessor specifications and test templates for the described designs.
  2. bin Scripts to run features of MicroTESK (modelling and test generation).
  3. doc Documentation on MicroTESK and nML/Sim-nML.
  4. libs JAR files and Ruby scripts to perform modelling and test generation tasks.
  5. output Generated Java models of the specified microprocessor designs.

Running MicroTESK

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