Design validation/test tool supports Intel IBIST -

Design validation/test tool supports Intel IBIST

Richardson, Tex. — ASSET InterTech has expanded its ScanWorks design validation, test and debug tool by adding signal integrity analysis applications that support Intel's Interconnect Built-In Self Test (IBIST) embedded design validation and test technology.

ASSET's ScanWorks environment with support for IBIST consists of software applications for validating and analyzing signal integrity on buses through margining and BERT techniques. ScanWorks interfaces to embedded instruments to validate board-level and system-level designs that feature high-speed buses such as PCI Express, Intel's QuickPath interconnect and others. ScanWorks also features a suite of fault diagnostic tools.

IBIST technology is a design validation and test architecture embedded into many of Intel's processors to enable chip-to-chip interconnect testing and design validation of high-speed buses on a printed-circuit-board. IBIST leverages the boundary-scan IEEE 1149.1 specification as the hardware and software communication methodologyfor accessing and controlling its embedded on-chip capabilities.

Product information: ScanWorks Intel IBIST tools

ASSET InterTech, Inc. , 1-888-694-6250,

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