Kozio Supports AMCC PowerPC 460EX, PowerPC 460GT Processors

Kozio(tm), Inc., the leading provider of automated hardware functional test for digital circuit boards, announced support for the latest AMCC Power Architecture(tm) processors, the PowerPC 460EX and PowerPC 460GT. The Kozio solution simplifies product development by providing complete hardware validation suites for design, manufacturing and to ship with the product. Kozio is helping manufacturers of communications, imaging, wireless and industrial control equipment succeed in the challenge of rapidly releasing new products to meet consumer demands.

Kozio’s kDiagnostics(tm) provides a manufacturing solution for functional testing of AMCC processor-based hardware, including the PowerPC 460 series of processors, as well as numerous other CPUs and chipsets. Standard hardware test suites include focus, flow, and stress testing for DDR1/2 SDRAM, SRAM, USB 2.0, PCI, PCI Express, SATA-II, Serial RapidIO®, 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet, and other components which can save man-years of test development effort. With Kozio’s functional test technology you isolate failures to components at full processor speeds, reducing your test cost, improving product quality, and improving customer satisfaction.

kDiagnostics is in use today by AMCC customers across the globe and has proven highly cost-effective for prototype testing, manufacturing testing, power-on self-test, NAND booting, and software development efforts.

“We are pleased to see the availability of kDiagnostics for the High end PowerPC 460EX and 460GT processors,” said Charlie Ashton, Director of Enablement at AMCC. “Many of our customers have incorporated kDiagnostics in systems based on existing processors in the PowerPC 405 and 440 series, achieving significant improvements in time-to-market. We are confident that with the PowerPC 460EX and PowerPC 460GT, customers will achieve similar benefits and are delighted that Kozio has extended their support to these new members of our processor family.”

“We enjoy working with AMCC and look forward to helping their customers by providing a comprehensive circuit board test solution for any design based on AMCC’s Power Architecture processors,” said Al Arendt, sales director at Kozio.

The PowerPC 460EX and PowerPC 460GT reference platforms are highly integrated boards targeting business and consumer applications such as multi-function printers, networking, wireless, industrial control and general purpose embedded solutions. Kozio engineered its off-the-shelf test solutions to speed up and simplify product development while addressing the needs of application-specific requirements of communications equipment markets.

About kDiagnostics(tm)
kDiagnostics represents an advanced evolution in automated circuit board testing. The core test functionality extends beyond structural and emulated test methods to validate memory subsystems, Gigabit Ethernet channels, PCI Express busses, SATA channels, and USB data paths by providing stress testing using advanced processors features such as DMA channels. The beauty of the solution is that it requires less than an hour to set up and choose test cases, a minimal connection to the target, and simple loopback plugs.

The kDiagnostics Manufacturing Suite provides a state-of-the-art operator interface with full automation and test tracking. In addition to providing test coverage for all logic components, this technology programs NAND and NOR flash memories at their fastest programmable speeds.

kDiagnostics and the Manufacturing Suite test automation software is available now. Pricing for kDiagnostics is set per the microprocessor family. Two week delivery is standard.

About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio(tm) delivers a thorough and extendable software validation suite to test circuit boards for embedded systems. Our tools compliment other technologies such as ICT, JTAG and Boundary Scan by providing full functional test during design and manufacturing. Our diagnostics platform includes test suites for NAND/NOR 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. Technology companies across the globe use Kozio products.

Kozio, kDiagnostics, kPOST, SequenceRunner, SequenceReporter, and ValidationAssistant are trademarks of Kozio, Inc.