Kozio releases Verification and Test OS (VTOS™) support for Freescale Semiconductor's i.MX 6 series MPUs based on the ARM®

    Kozio releases Verification and Test OS (VTOS™) support for Freescale
Semiconductor's i.MX 6 series MPUs based on the ARM® Cortex™ - A9 architecture

PR Newswire

LONGMONT, Colo., April 9, 2013

LONGMONT, Colo., April 9, 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 i.MX 6
series processors from Freescale Semiconductor. With the VTOS i.MX 6 MPU
Packages and VTOS Builder, users can configure VTOS for i.MX 6 MPU based
designs. VTOS is user configurable and does not require porting. Once
configured, VTOS is a design specific hardware test platform downloadable
through a number of methods including a boot loader and JTAG. VTOS combines
over 300 functional tests, scripting, in-system programming and command line
access to all devices. VTOS also seamlessly transitions to the production
test floor saving time and lowering test development costs.

I/O multiplexing is a powerful i.MX 6 series feature that VTOS fully supports.
As part of this release, VTOS supports the storage and loading of multiple
IOMUX files. The IOMUX module was designed to minimize a device's pin count to
keep the package cost and complexity down by providing a configurable switch
matrix between on-chip signals and the external system.

"i.MX 6 series users can now quickly explore and debug their designs using
VTOS. With over 300 functional tests, VTOS is a cost effective way to improve
design quality and lower production costs." stated Bob Potock, Vice President,
Kozio, Inc. "Kozio's VTOS environment has been proven with hundreds of
designs,and continues to be used by many Fortune 500 companies in engineering
and on the production test floor."

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 costs.

Evaluate VTOS on the BD-SL-i.MX6 (formerly the SABRE Lite board)

Kozio has made available a 30-day free trial of its VTOS Suite for
BD-SL-i.MX6. This free trial is available now, and can be downloaded directly
from the Kozio website www.kozio.com/evaluateVTOS.

Availability

Kozio's VTOS Suite packages for i.MX 6 processors based on ARM Cortex-– A9
architecture 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.

For more information, please contact:
Debra Layton

Director of Marketing Communications

Kozio, Inc.

303.776.1356, ext 117

debra.layton@kozio.com

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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