LTX-Credence Corporation today announced the introduction of the ASLx, a new test system extending the capabilities of the ASL platform, the most successful low cost analog and mixed signal test platform in the market. The next generation in the ASL family, ASLx provides four times the analog and digital pin count and five times the power capability of the ASL1000. These new capabilities are designed to enable the ASLx to
address the new demands of the power management market and greatly enhance multi-site test capabilities, while maintaining the cost of test advantage over competitive solutions. The ASLx provides improved
digital, time measurement, audio and power performance while maintaining loadboard and test program compatibility with the over 3,500 ASL1000 systems installed worldwide. Volume shipments of ASLx are
expected to commence in the first calendar quarter of 2011.

Brian Bogie, ASLx product manager commented, "The ASL has been a leading test platform for the low pin count analog/mixed signal semiconductor market for over ten years. The ASLx represents a leap forward in the evolution of the product, greatly expanding its capabilities while maintaining the low cost infrastructure of the ASL, a major reason for the ASL's success. Adding new capabilities while maintaining the same cost structure and small footprint of the ASL was critically important for the ASLx but our goal was also to maintain compatibility with the installed base thereby protecting our customer's investment in both device application hardware and software."

The ASLx has been designed to meet LTXC's Integrated Multi-System Architecture (IMA) compliance, giving the ASLx the flexibility to be used in a broad range of configurations to meet the unique demands of low pin count applications. This design is intended to allow customers to achieve low cost targets for testing price-sensitive analog and mixed signal devices.

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