Kozio Offers RapidIO Validation IP for Custom Embedded Controllers

Kozio, Inc., the leading provider of automated hardware diagnostics for custom controller boards, has released validation support for custom boards using RapidIO interconnect technology. RapidIO Validation IP from Kozio is a complete, highly configurable, and proven validation environment that allows designers to rapidly test and troubleshoot RapidIO technology in their controller products for faster time to market. It is designed to provide an end-to-end test solution for RapidIO-based applications using processor-based configurations. One Kozio customer used the kDiagnostics(TM) product with RapidIO Validation IP for testing their highly complex and multi-processor controller board.

kDiagnostics(TM) provides a diagnostics platform that includes drivers and commands to verify the general operation of RapidIO interconnects. The validation and troubleshooting of both Parallel RapidIO and Serial RapidIO connection topologies is supported.

kDiagnostics(TM), with the RapidIO Validation IP, delivers low-level commands for initializing RapidIO hosts, performing device discovery and enumeration, as well as automatic configuration of recognized RapidIO device types. For implementations with a fixed topology, device enumeration can optionally be skipped by manually configuring RapidIO device identifiers. Low-level commands are available for initiating maintenance reads and writes, providing access to the RapidIO capability registers (CARs) and command and status registers (CSRs). The low-level interface additionally provides a mechanism for configuring the outbound RapidIO transaction type and size for each discovered RapidIO device.

Diagnostics testing includes verification of maintenance read/write transactions to all discovered devices. If specific RapidIO devices in the switch fabric provide general purpose memory, many memory test methods can be used to verify other RapidIO transaction types.

As the speed of processors, buses and devices increase, product developers are finding that they need new solutions for testing high-speed devices. Kozio delivers hardware diagnostics to support RapidIO, with the capability for customers to extend test coverage, giving product developers a complete pre-verified diagnostics solution. Our customers are using kDiagnostics to save development effort, reduce design validation time, and decrease production testing per device.

Kozio diagnostics for custom boards using RapidIO is available now.

About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio provides automated hardware diagnostics and Validation IP for today’s complex computing devices. Kozio software improves and streamlines current test processes with proven, turnkey embedded solutions for custom controller boards. Kozio diagnostics help throughout a product’s lifecycle from validating new hardware in the lab to streamlining production test. 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. RapidIO is a registered trademark of the RapidIO Trade Association.