Kozio, AMCC to Deliver Automated Hardware Diagnostics

Kozio, Inc., the leading provider of automated hardware diagnostics ideally suited for board bring-up, manufacturing test and power-on self-test, has announced the availability of kDiagnostics software for AMCC’s new Acadia 405EZ evaluation kits. The Acadia evaluation board incorporates kDiagnostics, and enables comprehensive evaluation of the AMCC 405EZ PowerPC processor and platform. Customers can have full diagnostics for their custom platform in two to ten days. The diagnostic test coverage includes new test suites for CAN, PWM, and DAC/ADC, plus tests for other controllers.

Kozio began offering kDiagnostics support for 405EZ PowerPC processors in June 2006. With kDiagnostics included in the newly developed evaluation kits, AMCC customers have the opportunity to see for themselves how Kozio’s advanced software delivers in-depth testing of 405EZ-based circuit boards, before they purchase the full version of the software.

Keith Short, Director of Technology, of Kozio, Inc., says of the partnership, “We are pleased to provide this added value for AMCC customers, and to have this opportunity to continue working with AMCC to demonstrate exactly how kDiagnostics supports customers’ use of the 405EZ processor. We continue to offer complete support for all AMCC PowerPC processors, and have already had great success helping numerous AMCC customers bring up new designs.”

Charlie Ashton, Director of Software for AMCC, says, “AMCC is delighted that Kozio has extended its support to this platform. AMCC has seen many customers obtain great value from kDiagnostics. We’re excited about this latest release, which will help our customers save time, effort, costs, and speed time to market by getting new designs up and running quickly.”

The 405EZ Acadia evaluation kits will be available in May, directly from AMCC.

Benefits of Using Kozio Products
Kozio provides proven hardware validation software based solely on schematics of new product designs. In this manner, Kozio is able to deliver a complete package for custom hardware without tying up customer resources. This model has proven successful with large and small companies alike, who have used Kozio software during all phases of a product’s lifecycle to save time and money.

About the Acadia Evaluation Kit
The Acadia 405EZ evaluation kit provides users with a comprehensive set of resources to evaluate the 405EZ processor. The evaluation board is an optimized, low-cost, Linux-based platform designed specifically for evaluation purposes. Kozio provides an evaluation version of kDiagnostics with the kit.

About AMCC
AMCC is a global leader in network and embedded PowerPC processing, optical transport and storage solutions. Our products enable the development of converged IP-based networks offering high-speed secure data, high-definition video and high-quality voice for carrier, metropolitan, access and enterprise applications. AMCC provides networking equipment vendors with industry-leading communications processing, Ethernet, SONET and switch fabric solutions. AMCC is also the leading vendor of high-port count SATA RAID controllers enabling low-cost, high-performance, high-capacity storage. AMCC’s corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world.

About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio provides high-performance automated hardware diagnostics for today’s complex computing devices. Kozio software improves and streamlines current test methodologies and processes with proven, turnkey diagnostics for custom boards implementing processors from AMCC, Freescale, or Intel. Kozio diagnostics can help throughout a product’s lifecycle from validating new hardware in the lab and streamlining production test, to power-on self-test and automated returns testing. Kozio software reduces project schedule risk and development costs while increasing test coverage and end-product reliability. Kozio products are used by technology companies across the globe.

Kozio and kDiagnostics are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. PowerPC is a registered trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation.