Validation tools for mobile and desktop systems

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 5:20pm
ECN Europe

EMBEDDED WORLD 2011 – ASSET, with its ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments, is the first tools provider to launch third-party validation and debug tools for designs targeting future 22nm based Intel Core processors for the desktop and mobile marketplaces. ASSET is the leading supplier of validation, test and debug tools for embedded instrumentation.

The ScanWorks High-Speed IO Toolkit for PC Client validates and debugs circuit board designs targeting the future Intel Core processor family for desktop/mobile designs that will be fabricated at the 22 nm process node. The new processors will follow Intel’s recently released 2nd generation Intel Core processor products. Because of the higher speeds and complexities of these platforms, manufacturers will have greater requirements for validation and debug tools to ensure new products will be delivered to market in a timely manner.

ScanWorks is a high-level diagnostic tool that can graphically visualize and display validation and debug information down to the level of an individual bit or a specific lane on a high-speed serial bus. The buses that can be validated include the DDR3, PCI Express Graphics (PEG) and Direct Media Interface (DMI) buses. Based on encoded information derived from the processor’s BIOS (basic input/output system), ScanWorks can quickly determine the poorest performing lanes or data lines on a bus and display the results of its diagnostic analysis graphically for easy understanding by engineers.

ASSET has tailored the ScanWorks High-Speed IO Toolkit for PC Client as a web-based product offering which meets the typical validation and debug needs of engineers designing for the mobile and desktop marketplaces.





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