Longmont, CO, October 6, 2008 – Kozio®, Inc. (www.kozio.com), leading provider of embedded circuit board functional test, today announced the latest release of its test automation tool for volume testing of processor-based circuit boards. Leading technology companies in the electronics industry use Kozios embedded test platform to reduce their cost of end-of-line manufacturing test while gaining the confidence to ship.
“Kozio provides a solid embedded functional test foundation, giving technology providers the confidence that their design and assembled device work as designed,” stated Joe Skazinski, president and CEO of Kozio. “Our test management tools automate and record the true-speed end-of-line functional testing all manufacturers require.”
Kozios SequenceRunner™ application automates the various processes associated with testing and preparing an electronic device for shipment. The SequenceRunner application runs on a test computer and executes the customers test process. The connection to the device under test is over a variety of interfaces, such as a standard Ethernet (LAN) connection, and does not require any special test hardware on the test computer or connected to the circuit board.
The Kozio solution delivers on two key requirements: providing excellent test coverage while reducing per device test time, including in-system programming. Unlike any other solution, Kozios embedded functional test components provide the test coverage required to confidently ship an electronic device.
Using the Kozio solution, a test engineer can quickly create their desired process, including test actions such as executing a full board test suite, downloading new application images to a device under test, fast in-system programming, third-party tool execution (such as JTAG programming), executing database queries, and automatically recording all steps and results in an integrated database. No programming or SQL knowledge is required to set up a complete test process.
With the new SequenceRunner™, an engineer and operator can:
– Scan a bar code and automatically execute a comprehensive test suite
– Deliver a one-button end-of-line test process to a contract manufacturer
– Automate the programming of board specific information
– Use database-driven testing for consistency, without having to learn SQL
– Track the testing history of all boards based on a variety of datum
– kDiagnostics® – The Embedded Functional Test Platform
kDiagnostics is an embedded software platform providing circuit board and system-level functional test for design validation, environmental test, manufacturing test, power-on self-test, and returns testing. kDiagnostics works with SequenceRunner to provide the embedded functional tests. Delivered with the platform is a library of device-specific at-speed functional tests, ready-to-run embedded test applications, user manuals, technical support hours, a rich API, and a complete development kit.
“Kozio’s kDiagnostics product allows us to bring up our new board designs in record time. In many cases, kDiagnostics proves our board designs in only minutes! kDiagnostics quickly discovers cold solder joints on memory and PCI busses, isolates Ethernet MAC and PHY problems, scans for PCI components, and verifies serial ports, LEDs, etc.,” stated Barry Dallavalle, Software Director, ADI Engineering, Inc.
Pricing & Availability
SequenceRunner 1.10 is now available. Pricing is $2,450 per seat, for single target support. kDiagnostics is priced separately. Licenses are transferable to contract manufacturers. Support provided for Microsoft Windows and some Linux operating systems.
About Kozio, Inc
Founded in 2003, Kozio Inc. is the technology leader for real-time embedded test applications and fully integrated test management software for design validation, test and debug of 32-bit embedded systems. Kozios hardware validation is used and trusted by companies such as General Electric, Harris, Honeywell, HP, Motorola, Polycom, Perceptron, Raytheon, Scientific Atlantic, Thomson and many others. Kozio products are used globally in most industries developing and/or manufacturing electronic products. Our royalty-free kDiagnostics and kPOST applications offer a complete solution that addresses the need for better test coverage at a significantly reduced cost. Our SequenceRunner, SequenceReporter, and ValidationAssistant applications offer one-button testing, report generation, and interactive troubleshooting for volume circuit board testing. Kozio is headquartered in Longmont, CO.