Kozio, Inc., the leading provider of advanced embedded functional-test and diagnostics ideally suited for board bring-up, manufacturing test and power-on self test, today announced that evaluation versions of the company’s kDiagnostics software product now ship with ADI Engineering’s new Sidewinder XScale(R) IXP465 Access Gateway Reference Design.
Kozio’s turnkey validation package includes proven test suites for DDR SDRAM, Flash, Mini-PCI and connected devices, 10/100 Ethernet, Ethernet Switch, FXS and VoIP ports, USB 2.0 ports, USB 1.1 device port, SATA 1.0 host port, ATA port, RS-232 port. This validation suite is provided for evaluation purposes, and a complete validation package can be configured for custom IXP465 boards in just two weeks.
“We’ve been working with Kozio for more than two years to make it easier to prove out our hardware board designs, and kDiagnostics is a key product for us” notes Barry Dallavalle, software director of ADI Engineering, Inc. “It has proven to be extremely useful, and is a cornerstone of the factory test production we do for our customers, and a key part of testing boards that are returned. Kozio is extremely responsive and very technically capable, and they are a pleasure to work with.”
Kozio continues to expand its FullCircuit evaluation program, and continues to expand its long-running partnership with ADI Engineering, Inc. This release of Kozio’s validation software supports the new XScale IXP465 processor; Intel’s latest processor in the IXP4XX family, and includes updates to its automated VoIP and USB test packages.
“We are pleased to continue our strong and productive partnership with ADI Engineering as they expand their offering of XScale reference platforms,” stated Joseph Skazinski, president of Kozio. “This year we are shipping on twenty processor reference platforms for PowerPC(R) and XScale(R), and are very pleased with how our evaluation program has taken off.”
kDiagnostics’ USB validation suite verifies the operation of Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 and 1.1 host and devices. Tests and commands are provided to perform a full reset of the host controller, start the host controller running, perform device enumeration tests, validate the basic functionality of an internal USB device, and display information about internal USB devices, including USB 2.0 support, bulk transfers, and supported endpoint packet sizes. In addition, mass transfers to a connected USB storage device are offered when the device supports such a feature.
The Voice/Audio test commands verify the higher-level functionality of voice channels utilizing SLIC (Subscriber Line Interface Circuit) components. Tests in this category validate data transfer to and from SLICs using the high-speed serial interface. Tests include voice recording and playback from a connected telephone and DTMF (Dual Tone Multiple Frequency) tone generation and detection (also known as touch tone dialing). Low-level commands are available for generating dial tones, busy signals and can also be used to generate a perfect 1 kHz test tone.
Kozio’s support is available immediately for any custom IXP465 board design. Kozio can deliver turnkey diagnostics for custom boards using the Intel XScale IXP465 in two weeks after a purchase order is received, and even sooner, if required.
Benefits of Using Kozio Products
Kozio provides proven hardware validation software for automating and accelerating the development of new processor-based devices. Kozio’s software is proven during processor validation and through processor reference platform partnerships. Product developers using Kozio products save time during board bring-up, during production test, and throughout the product lifecycle. Using Kozio’s products saves development effort and reduces the risk of processor-based projects.
About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio, Inc. is the leader in embedded test solutions for today’s electronic products. Kozio delivers turnkey software that provides a comprehensive suite of hardware diagnostics used for debugging and testing custom boards implementing processors from AMCC, IBM, Intel, Freescale, TI or MIPS. Kozio’s clients build state-of-the-art products where successful use of the newest technologies with shortened development cycles requires them to constantly innovate to stay ahead of their competition. Kozio software improves test methodologies and streamlines the development process with proven solutions for board bring-up diagnostics, manufacturing test, environmental test, power-on self-test, in-field diagnostics and returns testing. By delivering thorough software diagnostics ahead of the hardware, Kozio reduces project schedule risk and development costs while increasing test coverage. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, Kozio products are available through a direct sales force and worldwide distributors.
Kozio, kDiagnostics, kManufacturing, kPOST, kField, I/O Engine and Flash-N-Run are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. AMCC is a registered trademark of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. PowerPC is a registered trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation.
About SDC Systems
SDC Systems Limited is a leading European distributor of embedded development software, tools and hardware. Focused on innovative and leading edge technology, SDC strives to provide “technology that makes a difference”, technology that will positively impact the development process and the quality and functionality of the final product. With many years’ experience and talented engineering support, SDC Systems work closely with their clients to provide an important source of embedded expertise and products. For more information on the FSM Labs’ products, call Stuart Parker on +44 (0)1462 473 953, or Peter Heyes on +44 (0)118 375 8146 or e-mail
Kozio, kDiagnostics, kManufacturing, kPOST, kField, I/O Engine and Flash-N-Run are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. AMCC is a registered trademark of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation.