Kozio Introduces In-System Diagnostics for Embedded Applications Using AppliedMicro's 460GTx and 460SX Processors

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Targeted towards the storage, wireless and network industries, users of the 460GTx and 460SX processors are now able to take full advantage of Kozio’s kDiagnostics® Design Suite

The included kDiagnostics evaluation software in each 460SX / GTx Evaluation kits saves customers time and effort in the evaluation process,” said Chris Bergen, Director of Systems Engineering, AppliedMicro Circuits Corporation.

Kozio, Inc. (http://www.kozio.com), the trusted technology leader for enabling the fastest path to reliable hardware for embedded designs through in-system diagnostics, today announced the expansion of its in-system diagnostics solution to support the PowerPC 460GTx and 460 SX storage processors from AppliedMicro http://www.appliedmicro.com Circuits Corporation. Kozio’s solution includes at-speed functional tests with interactive and automated interfaces. Targeted towards the storage, wireless and network industries, users of the 460GTx and 460SX processors are now able to take full advantage of Kozio’s kDiagnostics® Design Suite http://www.kozio.com/products/index.html

kDiagnostics is a packaged circuit board test solution, requiring zero design changes or extra equipment. 460GTx and 460SX users no longer have to write their own test code. Using kDiagnostics, a validation check list for PCI Express, DDR2, NAND, Ethernet, and other logic is produced for them in minutes. Kozio has leveraged over a million lines of code used by leading-edge customers, and built upon their experience with many PowerPC architectures.. The kDiagnostics Design Suite is usable across all product phases, enabling customers to get to market quickly with trusted and tested hardware.

“AppliedMicro’s 460GTx and 460SX processors deliver energy efficiency to embedded systems without sacrificing performance,” said Chris Bergen, Director of Systems Engineering, AppliedMicro Circuits Corporation. “We are pleased that the Kozio’s kDiagnostics solution now supports the PowerPC 460SX and 460GTx processors. The included kDiagnostics evaluation software in each 460SX / GTx Evaluation kits saves customers time and effort in the evaluation process, thus allowing them to focus on the development of reliable, high-performing embedded storage, wireless and networking products.”

“The AppliedMicro processors are very well suited for storage, wireless and networking applications. Kozio provides a proven packaged hardware verification solution for these customers,” said Joe Skazinski, President and CEO, Kozio Inc. We are ideally positioned to support all custom designs that are taking advantage of the AppliedMicro’s PowerPC processors.”

kDiagnostics® Design Suite http://www.kozio.com/products/index.html
The complete Kozio solution is a suite of software tools for board diagnostics, binary image downloading, in-system programming, automated board testing, and power-on self-test. The Kozio architecture has two main components: a target diagnostics application and one or more host applications. kDiagnostics Design Suite includes kDiagnostics a binary application personalized to your hardware, that executes from the CPU on your processor-based embedded system and a single floating license of ValidationAssistant™ a host-based application that provides a graphical user interface for interactively executing tests, downloading images, performing in-system programming of devices such as Flash memory, and troubleshooting assembly or design errors.

Price and Availability
Kozio’s kDiagnostics Design Suite with the 460 GTx and SX support is available immediately. The price for the royalty-free kDiagnostics Design Suite, fully personalized to run on customer's custom board, starts at $14,950.

AppliedMicro PowerPC™460 SX Embedded Processor
With speeds of up to 1.2GHz, the PowerPC 460SX embedded processor offers a powerful mix of high bandwidth, design flexibility and robust features. With three PCI Express interfaces, an on-chip DDR2 SDRAM controller, I2O messaging unit, RAID 5 and RAID 6 acceleration hardware, storage and network encryption engines, and a rich peripheral mix, the PowerPC 460SX embedded processor is ideally suited for RAID controllers, Storage Area Networking (SAN) equipment, iSCSI, NAS, and other embedded storage and networking applications.

About Kozio, Inc. http://www.kozio.com
Kozio is the trusted technology leader for enabling the fastest path to reliable hardware for embedded designs through in-system test and diagnostics. Pre-configured to your unique system, Kozio’s out of the box suite of software tools provide development teams an embedded at-speed validation and interactive debug suite. A comprehensive functional production test for printed circuit boards delivers the quality assurance manufacturer’s needs for product shipment. The configurable Power-On Self-Test solution supports extensive in-field hardware validation. At each step, full validation and fault isolation details are delivered within seconds. Kozio provides their customers significant resource savings, along with the confidence to ship reliable hardware faster in today’s competitive markets.

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