SDC, Kozio Extend Hardware Verification to Freescale PowerQuiccII

SDC has announced that its Kozio hardware verification products now support Freescale’s PowerQUICCTM II Communications Processor Family.

Kozio’s comprehensive test package for custom boards using MPC82xx processors can be fully pre-configured and ready for delivery in just two weeks. The Kozio package of products, including kDiagnosticsT, kManufacturingT, kPOSTT and kFieldT, provide proven test suites and diagnostics for the CPU, PCI, SDRAM, Flash, NVRAM, Ethernet, Serial, I2C bus and other devices.

Freescale customers can now have a reliable hardware test software tool delivered in just two weeks for their custom PowerQUICC II board, saving development costs and reducing project risk. Outsourcing this test development allows companies to choose the best solution available and streamline their product development process. Kozio offers a free evaluation kit of its kDiagnostics software for board bring-up debug and test for the PowerQUICC II and many other supported processor reference platforms.

Kozio is a member of the Freescale Tools Alliance and the Freescale Design Alliance. Kozio continues to expand its Freescale coverage and its proven diagnostic capabilities through engagements with customers, as well.

“We’re committed to expanding our support of Freescale processors,” said Joseph Skazinski, president of Kozio. “Our focus is on delivering proven software by developing and validating our test software using evaluation platforms. That proven software can then be delivered quickly, helping to shave months off a customer’s project schedule.”

Kozio licenses pre-configured test applications, ready for execution on a custom board, to semiconductor companies, electronics manufacturing service (EMS) providers, contract manufacturers (CMs), original design manufacturers (ODMs), and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). This service includes the creation of software test algorithms providing comprehensive or near-comprehensive test coverage of various hardware components on a processor board. A detailed test-coverage document is delivered with the software.

Kozio software is offered in several variations, along with supporting professional services:

  • Manufacturing Test Software – kManufacturing
  • In-Field Diagnostics – kField
  • Board Bring-up Diagnostics – kDiagnostics
  • Production-ready Power-On Self Test Software – kPOST

All Kozio products are distributed in Europe by SDC Systems.