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Kozio kDiagnostics ships with AMCC's Saguaro kit

Posted: 27 Nov 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Kozio? PowerPC 440EP? evaluation kits? kDiagnostics? Saguaro?

Kozio Inc. announced that an evaluation version of its kDiagnostics software is now shipping as part of Applied Micro Circuit Corp.'s (AMCC's) new Saguaro evaluation kit for the nP3705 packet processor. Access to Kozio's full-featured evaluation software, as well as support from the company, is available immediately for custom designs using the PowerPC 440EP processor.

This continues Kozio's long-running partnership with AMCC, as well as the company's FullCircuit evaluation program, which provides an evaluation version of kDiagnostics with a variety of third-party processor evaluation platforms. Users have access to a full-featured evaluation version of the software.

Kozio's turnkey validation package is pre-installed on the Saguaro evaluation platforms, allowing potential customers to explore kDiagnostics, including proven test suites for 440EP core and expansion bus, memories and all peripherals, with full access to all special-purpose Power PC registers. Kozio's standard package includes test suites for DDR, SDRAM, EEPROM and DMA, with full programming capabilities during testing of UART, Ethernet (10/100), Gigabit Ethernet, PCI and connected devices, 12C and connected devices, USB port, and temperature sensor.

Kozio's support, including a full validation suite for board bring-up, is available immediately for any custom board using the 440EP processor. Validation suites are provided for evaluation purposes, and a complete validation package can be prepared for custom 440EP boards in two weeks " even before the first custom board arrives from assembly. In addition, Kozio can provide a fully automated test suite for manufacturing or production test and power-on-self-test, delivering the same test functions used for board bring-up.

- Marty Gold

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