Kozio Launches kDiagnostics Manufacturing Suite for Test Automation

Kozio(tm), Inc., the leading provider of automated hardware functional test for digital circuit boards, announced its latest product – the kDiagnostics(tm) Manufacturing Suite. This new productivity enhancing suite includes the appropriate functional test suites for all core memories, busses and peripheral devices, a complete and thorough automated test setup that reduces operator interaction, speeds up device testing and programming, and provides an easy-to-deploy solution. The new tools enable electronic manufacturers to reduce their effort and cost of getting circuit board production test up and running.

Kozio kDiagnostics Manufacturing Suite for Test AutomationWith kDiagnostics Manufacturing Suite, testers and developers can quickly build and run thorough board tests, perform in-system programming of any device, capture and report all testing information, and deploy an easy to read “PASS/FAIL” graphical user interface. This new offering addresses the need for better test coverage and the need to eliminate manual and error-prone operations performed on the production line. Before kDiagnostics Manufacturing Suite, testers would spend weeks or months assembling device tests from scratch, or from poorly documented test code, using various scripts and utilities. Now, test engineers choose desired tests to run, list all test actions to be performed, and have the operator click start to run the fully-automated sequence. Test development, troubleshooting, execution and reporting can be accomplished from any networked location.

About kDiagnostics Manufacturing Suite
The Manufacturing Suite is an integrated suite of tools that delivers an embedded functional test application for the device under test along with reusable host tools for test sequence execution, test tracking, and test reporting. This suite includes four products:

  • kDiagnostics(tm) for at-speed functional testing of core memories, busses, and peripherals with automatic in-system programming. Extend test coverage with the included test development kit.
  • SequenceRunner(tm) for test sequence execution. Simply scan it, test it, and track it.
  • SequenceReporter(tm) for test report generation based on a device, test station, and operator.
  • Command Line Interface for integration with existing test executives and processes.

“Our research has found that companies of all sizes desire an automated functional test solution for the devices they are manufacturing,” said Joseph Skazinski, President of Kozio, Inc. “We are pleased to offer a one-button test system that reduces development effort and reduces operator interaction.”

About kDiagnostics(tm)
kDiagnostics is an at-speed functional test application that contains hundreds of proven test suites, thousands of test calls for extending coverage to ASICs and FPGAs, and provides the ability to simplify device serialization and programming during production. kDiagnostics has been on the market for five years and is currently being used by companies such as General Electric, Harris, Hewlett Packard, ITT, Motorola, Raytheon, and Thomson.

Pricing and Availability
kDiagnostics Manufacturing Suite test automation software is available February 2008. Pricing for the host tools starts at $2,450. kDiagnostics and kPOST are available now and are priced based on the microprocessor(s) supported. Two week delivery is standard. Please contact Kozio Sales for additional information.

About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio provides proven hardware tools to test circuit boards for embedded systems. Our tools compliment other technologies such as ICT, JTAG and Boundary Scan by providing functional test during design and manufacturing. Our diagnostics platform includes test suites for NAND Flash memory, DDR, RapidIO®, PCI Express, USB and many other embedded technologies from AMCC, Freescale, Intel, Broadcom, Micron, and others. Our extensible test architecture gives the design and manufacturing test engineers more visibility into, and control of, their hardware with easier test automation. Kozio’s validation tools have become the leading software for board bring-up, manufacturing test, power-on self-test (POST), technical support, and 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, kDiagnostics, SequenceRunner, and SequenceReporter are trademarks of Kozio, Inc.