ASSET’s Board Bring-Up Solution First to Validate, Test and Debug Designs Using the Intel Microarchitecture Codenamed Haswell

ScanWorks platform offers design engineers a comprehensive tool suite for hardware, firmware and software testing and verification

RICHARDSON, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 12, 2012 — With new tools for the ASSET® ScanWorks® platform for embedded instruments, design engineers can for the first time structurally verify, functionally test, analyze performance margins and debug boards based on the Intel® microarchitecture codenamed Haswell within one unified software environment. This accelerates the new product introduction cycle by providing a single user interface for correlating the root causes of design issues. ASSET InterTech ( www.asset-intertech.com) is the leading supplier of tools for embedded instrumentation.

The Intel® microarchitecture codenamed Haswell and its accompanying chipsets have been developed to fulfill the Ultrabook™ vision of ultra thin, light and responsive laptops and other products.

“Board bring-up is a process whereby prototype circuit boards are iteratively tested, validated and debugged in preparation for volume manufacturing,” said Tim Caffee, ASSET's vice president of board validation. “These iterative prototype spins can take months or in some cases 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 shorten each board spin cycle, greatly accelerating a product’s time-to-money. No other tool provides designers such real-time insight into system failures due to hardware, firmware and software interactions.”

Comprised of boundary-scan, high-speed I/O and processor-controlled debug and test technologies, the ScanWorks board bring-up solution provides a seamless framework for tracing the root cause of prototype defects.

“With the increasing complexity of new designs, design cycles can get longer and longer unless design engineers have better tools,” said Caffee. “It is critically important to get boards to volume manufacturing production as quickly as possible. When the board design and introduction cycle lengthens, products can miss the market window or be rendered obsolete by newer, more powerful chips.”

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. And ScanWorks HSIO validates the signal integrity on the high-speed memory and I/O buses on the design.

Pricing and Availability

ScanWorks board bring-up will be available in the second quarter of 2012 from ASSET InterTech and its distributors. Pricing for a base level ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments begins at $12,000. For product information, call 888-694-6250, fax 972-437-2826, e-mail Email Contact or visit www.asset-intertech.com.

About ASSET InterTech

ASSET InterTech is the leading supplier of tools for embedded instrumentation for design validation, test and debug. The ScanWorks platform provides automation, access and analysis tools in one environment. Users can quickly and easily validate and test semiconductors, circuit boards or entire systems during every phase of a product's life, including design, manufacturing/repair and field maintenance. ASSET InterTech is located at 2201 North Central Expressway, Suite 105, Richardson, TX 75080.



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