ASSET ScanWorks for Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series

ASSET InterTech announced that their ScanWorks platform for embedded instrumentation supports both signal integrity design validation and circuit board test for the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series (codenamed Nehalem) as well as the 5520 chipset. Xeon 5500 series processors will be deployed in systems using Intel’s QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) platform architecture. Pricing for ScanWorks for the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series starts at $13,350 and is available today.

To validate Intel Xeon processor 5500 series-based designs, the ScanWorks platform features Intel’s Interconnect Built In Self Test (IBIST) embedded instrumentation technology, which is being placed in that company?s next-generation processors and chipsets. The embedded IBIST instrumentation is employed by ScanWorks to perform margining and bit error rate testing (BERT) on high-speed buses like QPI and PCIe.

The ScanWorks platform with its processor-controlled test capabilities can also test Nehalem-based circuit boards. ScanWorks is able to take control of an Intel Xeon processor 5500 series CPU and assert structural and functional tests and diagnostics on other devices and buses on the circuit board, including the 5520 chipset. ScanWorks’ validation and test capabilities improve the quality of the system and accelerate a new product’s time-to-market.

More info: ASSET InterTech