October 18, 2011. Corelis Inc. has announced ScanExpress JET support for AMD embedded processors. Supported AMD processor families include Turion™ II Neo, Athlon™ II Neo, Opteron™ 4100, and Opteron™ Quad-Core (socket Fr5). These processors represent high-performance, low power processing for edge-of-enterprise markets including storage and telecommunicationsas well as more traditional embedded markets such as security and medical imaging, military systems, and single-board computing.
ScanExpress JET provides automated at-speed, non-intrusive functional testing. With ScanExpress JET, JTAG supported CPUs provide the centerpiece for printed circuit board testability, enabling an extension of test coverage typically not available through other methods. The major benefits of using ScanExpress JET for AMD embedded processors includes standardized tests for SDRAM and flash memory and SPI, , I2C, and UART interfaces; HyperTransport™ link validation; and peripheral detection on PCI & PCIe buses. It provides for fully automatic test development for all supported peripherals and does not require boot code for test execution.
“Requirements for embedded test techniques continue to grow due to increasing signal speeds and lack of test point access, exceeding the capabilities of traditional bed-of-nails test methods,” cites Ryan Jones, senior technical marketing engineer at Corelis. “ScanExpress JET now delivers a commercially off-the-shelf embedded test solution specifically targeted towards designers, developers, and production test personnel employing leading-edge AMD technology.”
A white paper is available: