ASSET InterTech announced new tools to structurally verify, functionally test, analyze performance margins and debug boards based on the Intel microarchitecture codenamed Haswell. ScanWorks board bring-up will be available in the second quarter of this year. Pricing for a base level ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments starts at $12,000.
The new ASSET ScanWorks tools for embedded instruments, design engineers accelerate the new product introduction cycle by offering a single user interface for correlating the root causes of design issues. The ScanWorks board bring-up solution is a seamless framework for tracing the root cause of prototype defects. It consists of boundary-scan, high-speed I/O and processor-controlled debug and test technologies.
Board bring-up is a process whereby prototype circuit boards are iteratively tested, validated and debugged in preparation for volume manufacturing. The iterative prototype spins can take months to years. Because it integrates a suite of software-based tools in one environment, the ScanWorks platform’s board bring-up solution can reduce the number of spins of a design and decrease each board spin cycle.
The new ScanWorks tools provide a software-based, cost-effective platform for board troubleshooting at all stages of prototype bring-up. ScanWorks boundary-scan test verifies the structural integrity of the circuit board assembly. ScanWorks processor-controlled debug and test reads all registers, memory and I/O of the platform for hardware, firmware and software troubleshooting. ScanWorks HSIO validates the signal integrity on the high-speed memory and I/O buses on the design.
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