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ASSET announces advanced support for Teradyne HSSub PXIe systems

Thu, September 7, 2017

Richardson, TX, and North Reading, MA – ASSET® InterTech (www.asset-intertech.com), the leading supplier of tools for embedded instrumentation, and Teradyne® (www.teradyne.com), the leading supplier of automatic test equipment (ATE), will exhibit the extended integration of the JTAG and boundary-scan test capabilities of ASSET’s ScanWorks® platform for embedded instruments into Teradyne’s PXI Express-based High Speed Subsystem (HSSub™) at the upcoming AUTOTESTCON conference.

ASSET and Teradyne had previously collaborated to integrate ScanWorks into Teradyne’s VXI-based Di-Series™ instruments, which are widely deployed in large-scale test systems in defense/aerospace, such as the Teradyne Spectrum-9100™ and Lockheed Martin LM-STAR™. Now, ASSET and Teradyne are collaborating again, this time to integrate the non-intrusive, software-based ScanWorks tools with Teradyne’s HSSub hardware for current platforms such as the Teradyne Spectrum HS™ and Lockheed Martin electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS). As a result, users of these ATE systems with Teradyne’s PXI Express-based instruments will have immediate access to the cost-effective and robust boundary-scan and JTAG test and programming solutions on the ScanWorks platform.

“Making the extensive boundary-scan and JTAG capabilities of ScanWorks available to circuit board manufacturers and defense contractors reduces their tests costs and test times significantly over the entire life cycle of a product,” said Michael Johnson, ASSET’s product manager for ScanWorks boundary-scan test tools. “The use of ScanWorks in the lab, in large-scale testers, and in-situ as part of power-on built-in self test (BIST) ensures mission-readiness of defense and aerospace electronics. For programs stretching over several years, the savings can be substantial.”

“For several years, Teradyne customers have been deploying ScanWorks software-based, boundary-scan tools to test and debug their hardware. Because of this integration of ScanWorks, our users have leveraged these tools with HSSub-equipped, large-scale factory ATE equipment and military depot testers.  Advantages of implementing this method include enhanced diagnostic test capabilities and efficiencies gained during the product production, test and repair processes,” said Tony Erwin, Product Manager for High Speed Subsystem at Teradyne.

ScanWorks is integrated into Teradyne’s HSSub through its Boundary Scan Runtime Library (TERBSR™), a software facility that gives access to several of its instrument families through an application programming interface. As a result of the integration, the ScanWorks boundary-scan and JTAG tools are able to test a circuit board through the high-speed communications channels on a Teradyne instrument. Using Teradyne’s compiled programming API, device programming speeds greater than 40% faster than native ScanWorks actions are possible.

About ASSET InterTech

ASSET InterTech is the leading supplier of tools for embedded instrumentation for design validation, test and debug. The ScanWorks platform provides automation, access and analysis tools in one environment. Users can quickly and easily validate and test semiconductors, circuit boards or entire systems during every phase of a product's life, including design, manufacturing/repair and field maintenance. ASSET InterTech is located at 2201 North Central Expressway, Suite 105, Richardson, TX 75080. For product information, call 888-694-6250, fax 972-437-2826, e-mail ai-info@asset-intertech.com or visit www.asset-intertech.com.

About Teradyne

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications. Teradyne Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) is used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems which serve consumer, communications, industrial and government customers. Our Industrial Automation products include collaborative robots used by global manufacturing and light industrial customers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. In 2016, Teradyne had revenue of $1.75 billion and currently employs approximately 4,400 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.teradyne.com. Teradyne® is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Trademarks:  ASSET and ScanWorks are registered trademarks while the ASSET logo is a trademark of ASSET InterTech, Inc. Teradyne® is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.