Kozio releases Verification and Test OS (VTOS™) support for Sitara™ ARM® AM335x Cortex™ - A8 processors from Texas

   Kozio releases Verification and Test OS (VTOS™) support for Sitara™ ARM®
            AM335x Cortex™ - A8 processors from Texas Instruments

PR Newswire

LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 14, 2013

LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Kozio, Inc. (www.kozio.com),
the leading provider of software solutions for embedded hardware design
verification and production test, today announced the release of the
Verification and Test OS (VTOS™) Standard and Advanced Packages for Sitara™
ARM® AM335x Cortex™ ‒ A8 Processors from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).
Both VTOS Packages provide an out-of-the-box board-based design verification
and debug solution for AM335x designs containing DDR2/DDR3, NAND flash, NOR
flash, SRAM, UARTS, I2C and McSPI.The VTOS AM335x Advanced Package release
contains an additional generic display driver allowing the user to graphically
modify a device tree and provide simple displayinitializationscripts to
enable full functional testing of any display.

VTOS provides a complete hardware test environment that helps find hardware
design errors more quickly and improve overall design quality. VTOS runs on
the prototype hardware without the need for an application OS or test
executive. Users can run functional tests, write scripts, transfer files,
trace test execution and more. VTOS seamlessly transitions to the production
test floor saving time and lowering test development costs.

"By releasing VTOS support for TI's Sitara ARM AM335x Cortex-A8 processors,
Kozio will provide a processor-specific design verification environment, which
is ideal for debugging and fault isolation," said Russell Crane, product
marketing managers, Sitara ARM processors, TI. "This makes it easier for
developers to accelerate their time to market and deliver high-quality
products with reduced risk and cost. TI is pleased to see them reach this
milestone and extend its commitment to offer a robust hardware and software

"Users of the Sitara AM335x processors can now use VTOS to find prototype
hardware design errors more quickly and improve overall design quality. In
addition, VTOS's configurability enables users to be running on their AM335x
prototype hardware in minutes," stated Bob Potock, Vice President, Kozio, Inc.
"Kozio will continue to work closely with TI and expand its processor

About VTOS Technology
At the foundation of Kozio's embedded design verification and production test
solutions is the industry's first special-purpose OS architected exclusively
for embedded design verification and production test. VTOS provides a hardware
test platform that includes functional tests, scripting and interactive debug.
VTOS is delivered as a binary package specific to the customer's processor
family, which can be quickly configuredfor your embedded hardware– porting is
not required. Configured binaries can be downloaded by the bootloader (U-boot)
or via JTAG. VTOS is built to span the hardware lifecycle from design, to
production, to field-based power-on self-test. VTOS Suite provides an
out-of-the-box solution that can save up to 75% of test program development

Evaluate VTOS on BeagleBone and AM335x Starter Kit
Kozio has made available a 30-day free trial of its VTOS Suite for Sitara's
AM335x Starter Kit and BeagleBoard.org's BeagleBone. This free trial is
available now, and can be downloaded directly from the Kozio website

Kozio's VTOS Suite packages for Sitara's AM335x ARM Cortex™-A8 Processors  is
available immediately. For more information, go to http://www.kozio.com/VTOS

About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio is the leading provider of software solutions for embedded hardware
design verification and production test. Kozio's technology includes a
Verification and Test OS (VTOS) - a packaged solution that combines a special
purpose OS with a comprehensive peripheral and processor functional test
library. VTOS provides a powerful, user configurable verification environment
for boot, functional test execution, file transfer and interactive debug. VTOS
is designed specifically for the purpose of embedded hardware design
verification to ensure design correctness, performance and reliability. VTOS
replaces the traditional methods of creating one-off test programs or using
the application OS as the hardware test platform. VTOS can also be utilized in
production test and field power-on self-test, making the technology
transferable within an organization.

About the Texas Instruments Design Network
Kozio is a member of the TI Design Network, a premier group of independent,
well-established companies that offer products and system-level design and
manufacturing services complementing TI's semiconductors to a worldwide
customer base to accelerate product innovation and time-to-market. Network
members provide product design, hardware and software system integration,
turnkey product design, RF and processor system modules, reference platforms,
software development, proof-of-concept design, feasibility studies, research,
certification compliance, prototyping, manufacturing, and product life cycle
management. For more information about the TI Design Network, please visit

For more information, please contact:
Debra Layton
Director of Marketing Communications
Kozio, Inc.
303.776.1356, ext 117

Kozio, and the Kozio logo are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. Integration
Workbench, VTOS, VTOS Builder, VTOS-POST, SequenceRunner, and SequenceReporter
are trademarks of Kozio, Inc. All other trademarks and products are the
property of their respective owners.

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