File Extension Library

.SVF File Extension

  • Developer by: JTAG
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .SVF file?

.SVF file extension is created by JTAG. .SVF has been classified as Data Files. The format of .SVF file is Text.

.SVF is Serial Vector Format File

File created for testing programmable logic device (PLD) designs; contains instructions for one or more test cases, such as for combinational logic checks; used for debugging printed circuit boards (PCBs), integrated circuits (ICs), and embedded systems.

The SVF format conforms to the Joint Test Action (JTAG) standard, which is also known as the Standard Test Access Port and Boundary-Scan Architecture. SVF files are stored in an ASCII text format and can be edited with a text editor.

SVF files are often used by automatic test equipment (ATE) that attach to debug ports within PLDs to perform the tests. PLDs that do not have debug ports often provide other mechanisms for stepping through logic tests.

NOTE: Serial Vector Format files may also be stored in a binary format in .XSVF files.

List of all softwares that can open the Serial Vector Format File
Xilinx ISE Design Suite
Xilinx ISE WebPACK
File Type 2:

Simple Vector Format Graphic

Developer by: SoftSource Category: Vector Image Files Format: Binary

Image created in the Simple Vector Format (SVF), a 2D vector graphics format developed for the Web; may contain hyperlinks and layer information in addition to the vector image; supported by a few applications, but not widely used anymore.

SVF graphics support the following object types: text, points, lines, rectangles, circles, arcs, polylines, and bezier curves. The format also supports colors, layers, pen widths, and fills.

NOTE: The SVF format was developed jointly by SoftSource and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

List of all softwares that can open the Simple Vector Format Graphic
SoftSource Vdraft

How to Open .SVF file on different platforms

Open .SVF File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SVF
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SVF file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SVF files" Press "Ok"

Open .SVF File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SVF file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SVF File on Linux

Right click on the .SVF file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SVF File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SVF file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SVF File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SVF files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SVF files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SVF files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SVF file format
  2. You need to check the .SVF file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)