File Extension Library

.SVF File Extension

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

What are .SVF files and how to open them?

Can't open .SVF file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .SVF file.

What is a .SVF file extension?

.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 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.)