Teradyne and Intellitech Team to Provide Low Cost Boundary-Scan Solution Based on VICTORYT
Boundary-Scan tool suite sets breakthrough price!
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - September 28, 1999 - Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) and Intellitech Corporation jointly announced a new, low-cost boundary-scan test solution at the International Test Conference (ITC). The EclipseTLimited Edition software allows users on any Wintel PC that has a parallel printer port to create, debug, execute and diagnose Virtual Interconnect Test (VIT) tests for small-scale board designs that incorporate the IEEE 1149.1 boundary-scan standard. The EclipseT Limited Edition includes three key software components, the Intellitech Eclipse Debugger, Teradyne's VICTORY VIT software and Teradyne's advanced Boundary-Scan Intelligent Diagnostics (BSID) engine.
Intellitech, a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of Teradyne boundary-scan tools, will be the exclusive distributor of the Eclipse Limited Edition software. A special edition of Teradyne's VICTORY software will be used for providing ATPG (Automatic Test Pattern Generation) for the interconnect tests and Intellitech's EclipseT, a 1149.1 (JTAG) based hardware verification and test tool, will be used for applying and debugging the test patterns against the user's hardware. Advanced pin-level fault diagnostics are then delivered by Teradyne's BSID engine. BSID is the result of nearly a decade of 1149.1 diagnostic development by Teradyne. Teradyne has developed and sold boundary-scan test tools since the inception of the IEEE 1149.1 test standard.
The EclipseT Limited Edition bundle was designed to offer users a low-cost, easy to use package that addresses the need for boundary-scan testing of low component count board designs. The tool could also be used as a teaching aid in a course on Design For Testability (DFT) techniques. "This software bundle removes two barriers of IEEE 1149.1," said CJ Clark, President & CEO of Intellitech and current chairman of the IEEE 1149.1 Working Group. "The two barriers are the high entry cost of traditional boundary-scan tools and the difficulty in their use. The EclipseT Limited Edition powered by VICTORYTM Edition brings a new ease of use at one-twentieth the price of the standard tools."
Running under Windows 95/98 or NT, the Eclipse Limited Edition will include VICTORY's popular Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that provides an easy to use test generation environment using a graphical process flow control model. Eclipse has been designed to provide many of the inputs that VICTORY needs, then the IDE quickly creates test vectors in industry standard Serial Vector Format (SVF) to be applied by Eclipse and diagnosed by Teradyne's BSID.
The EclipseT Limited Edition is available starting at $2,000. Prices will vary outside North America. The software will ship in the fourth quarter of 1999 and is backed by Intellitech service and support.
Intellitech is a leading provider of scan-based diagnostic tools, scan integration, and scan training for electronic design and test engineers. The privately-held company is headquartered in Durham, New Hampshire, with a sales and service office located in San Jose, California. Intellitech has served a distinguished customer list of electronic systems OEMs for more than a decade. The company can be contacted by calling Intellitech at (603) 868-7116 or by visiting www.intellitech.com.
Teradyne is the world's largest manufacturer of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the electronics industry. Products include systems to test semiconductor devices, printed circuit assemblies, telephone lines, computerized telephone systems, internet and intranet networks, and software. The company is also a leading supplier of high-performance connection systems used in the manufacture of electronics. Teradyne's extensive service network supports customers through a worldwide service and application engineering network, with technical centers located throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
The Assembly Test Division, located in Boston and Walnut Creek, California, serves circuit-board test customers with comprehensive capabilities in test and inspection. These test instruments and systems are used in commercial environments and in military/aerospace applications where reliability, time-to-market, and in-line process test are key to success. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Teradyne reported sales of approximately $1.5 billion in 1998 and had 6,100 employees worldwide. The company's Web address is www.teradyne.com.
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