Test-and-measurement company Teseda Corp. (Portland, Oregon) says its recently introduced Model V500 test system was honored as the recipient of the 2003 Technology Award for Innovative Product of the Year. The award is presented annually by the Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America to celebrate excellence in the Portland technology community.
"Even though we only began shipping the V500 earlier this year, it's already helping IC manufacturers the world over get their products to market weeks faster than by using the traditional tools," claims Steve Morris, president and CEO of the company.
Morris also contends that the V500 is "an order of magnitude less expensive than what most companies use today to validate their chips."
Teseda's so-called DFT-Intelligent software imports not only test patterns, but also structural information about a chip's design-for-testability (DFT). This gives the V500 data views that link design and test information, reducing the time required to validate DFT tests.
Teseda says the V500's DFT-Optimized hardware was designed from the beginning with the requirements necessary for exercising DFT structures, resulting in a different architecture than conventional testers. The V500 is currently available for $60,000. The company claims that figure comes out to less than $200/pin.
For more information about the V500, contact Teseda Corp., 315 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1100, Portland, Oregon 97204-1753. Phone: 866 TESEDA1, or (866) 837-3321) , or (503) 223-3315. Fax: (503) 223-3316. E-mail: email@example.com. Company