Tokyo--November 26, 1996--Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, CA) announced a new family of mixed-signal semiconductor testers, the HP 94000 Series, that solves many of the challenges of testing today's mixed-signal semiconductors for consumer and business electronics products requiring faster digital performance. It will be showcased at Semicon Japan Dec. 4 to Dec. 6 in Makuhari, Japan. The HP 94000 Series is fully compatible with the existing HP 9490 Series of mixed-signal testers.
With the HP 94000 Series' new digital abilities and lower cost, HP provides an ideal test solution for devices such as digital versatile disc (DVD); graphics controller chips; high-speed partial response maximum likelihood (PRML); hard-disk-drive (HDD) devices; integrated personal computer audio chips; digital subscriber-line chips (xDSL); asynchronous transfer mode; and, in the future, Gbit Ethernet, cable-modem/set-top box chipsets and other broadband communications devices. The HP 94000 Series is also well-suited for testing commercial devices, such as analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, baseband communications devices and other established mixed-signal chips.
The HP 94000 Series is completely compatible with the current HP 9490 series of mixed-signal testers. The existing device-under-test (DUT) boards and test-program software do not have to be altered to run on the new HP 94000 series.
Pricing for the HP 94000 Series starts at $600,000. First shipment is expected in early spring.
Hewlett-Packard Company, Test and Measurement Organization
P.O. Box 50637
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(800) 452-4844 ext. 5031
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