Longmont, Colorado (PRWEB) April 3, 2006 -–
Kozio, Inc., the leading provider of advanced embedded functional test and diagnostics capabilities ideally suited for board bring-up, manufacturing test and power-on self-test, today announced full support for Advanced Micro Circuits Corporation’s (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] embedded PowerPC 440SP and 440SPe storage processors. Product developers can have a complete diagnostics solution in as little as two weeks using Kozio's kDiagnostics™, kManufacturing™, kPOST™ and kField™ software.
Kozio delivers turnkey diagnostics for custom boards using the AMCC PowerPC 440SP and 440SPe just two weeks after a purchase order is issued. Kozio will demonstrate its technology at AMCC's booth at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley (http://www.embedded.com/esc/sv/) April 3-7 in San Jose, California. Evaluation versions of kDiagnostics are now available for AMCC's Luan and Yucca platforms via http://www.kozio.com.
“We are delighted to see Kozio introduce kDiagnostics software for our 440SP and 440SPe processors,” said Charlie Ashton, director of PowerPC software at AMCC. “Our customers have told us how much they value advanced system–level diagnostics as a way to minimize their time-to-market and reduce their development risk. Both these factors are critical for customers developing advanced, high-bandwidth storage systems based on the 440SP and 440SPe processors. We look forward to seeing our customers adopt Kozio’s solutions as a key element of their system software.”
Kozio now offers complete support for all AMCC PowerPC 405xx and 440xx processors. kDiagnostics software provides hardware diagnostics used for debugging and testing every facet of custom boards. kManufacturing streamlines manufacturing testing and product serialization. kPOST provides a turnkey image requiring no bootloader, OS or application software and provides configurable power-on self-test. With the full diagnostic package, Kozio supplies a full-board test report within minutes of running its software on custom boards using the AMCC 440sp and 440SPe storage processors.
“Supporting the 440SPe further broadens our extensive coverage of AMCC’s embedded processor family,” states Keith Short, Kozio director of technology. “With this release our suite of diagnostics products also supports testing of the next generations of PCI Express peripherals, providing design engineers with a tool to fully validate their entire design at the earliest prototype stages.”
For developers of products based on AMCC PowerPC 405xx and 440xx processors, and a wide range of other processor families from leading manufacturers, Kozio provides a completely integrated diagnostics solution, including drivers for peripherals, as well as turnkey test suites for Ethernet, I2C, USB, HSS and other features provided through the core processor architecture. Kozio also leverages its extensive hardware expertise to provide professional services delivering custom test suite supporting custom logic via ASICs, FPGAs, and other forms. Licensing is offered per board design. Please contact Kozio (email@example.com) for more information.
PCI Express Support
Kozio also provides PCI Express support and capabilities. This evolutionary upgrade to the PCI bus is a two-way serial connection that carried data in packets. Kozio supports multiple PCI Express lanes and provides basic configuration testing, link protocol testing and transaction protocol testing.
Benefits of Using Kozio Products
Kozio provides a software application that is the first and only software programmed on a custom board. In just minutes, engineers can test out a board that normally takes two weeks or more. One command executes a series of tests that validate all busses, memories, and peripheral connections. The advanced capabilities of Kozio software test products allow unlimited real-time test creation for testing soldered on chips or attached cards. Kozio products are designed to eliminate months of efforts of board test development and actual testing during bring-up, environmental testing, production testing, and returns testing, along with easily integrated diagnostics to ship with final products.
AMCC is a global leader in network and embedded PowerPC processing, optical transport and storage solutions. AMCC products enable the development of converged IP-based networks offering high-speed secure data, high-definition video and high-quality voice for carrier, metropolitan, access and enterprise applications. AMCC provides networking equipment vendors with industry-leading network and communications processing, Ethernet, SONET and switch fabric solutions. AMCC is also the leading vendor of high-port count SATA RAID controllers enabling low-cost, high-performance, high-capacity storage. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit http://www.amcc.com.
About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio, Inc. is the leader in embedded test solutions for today’s electronic products. Kozio delivers turnkey software that provides a comprehensive suite of hardware diagnostics used for debugging and testing custom boards implementing processors from AMCC, ARM, IBM, Intel, Freescale, TI or MIPS. Kozio’s clients build state-of-the-art products where successful use of the newest technologies with shortened development cycles requires them to constantly innovate to stay ahead of their competition. Kozio software improves test methodologies and streamlines the development process with proven solutions for board bring-up diagnostics, manufacturing test, environmental test, power-on self-test, in-field diagnostics and returns testing. By delivering thorough software diagnostics ahead of the hardware, Kozio reduces project schedule risk and development costs while increasing test coverage. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, Kozio products are available through a direct sales force and worldwide distributors. For more information, please visit http://www.kozio.com.
Kozio, kDiagnostics, kManufacturing, kPOST, kField, I/O Engine and Flash-N-Run are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. AMCC is a registered trademark of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. PowerPC is a registered trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Contact: Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., (303) 776-1356, or Brad Shannon, Shannon Marketing Communications, (970) 461-4906.