Advantest Launches T2000 8Gsps Waveform Generator / 8GHz Digitizer Module for Analog and Mixed-Signal SoC Testing

Advantest Launches T2000 8Gsps Waveform Generator / 8GHz Digitizer Module for 
Analog and Mixed-Signal SoC Testing 
Newest System Offers Test Solution for High-Volume Mass Storage and
Consumer Electronics Markets 
TOKYO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/13 --  Leading semiconductor test
equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE)
today introduced its new T2000 8GWGD instrument, incorporating an
8-giga-samples-per-second (Gsps) waveform generator and an 8 GHz
digitizer into a module for testing system-on-chip (SoC) devices used
in mass-storage devices, including hard disk drives (HDDs). 
"Advantest has long dominated the SoC test market, testing more than
half of the SoCs being manufactured today," said Hans-Juergen Wagner,
senior vice president, SoC Business Group at Advantest Corporation.
"With this new tester, we are providing a solution for the
fast-growing cloud computing market, which uses billions of HDDs to
run massive server farms around the world." 
The T2000 platform, configured with the 8GWGD (8Gsps Waveform
Generator / 8GHz Digitizer Module) and 8GDM (8Gbps Digital Module),
can handle fast SerDes PHY-layer interfaces and complex, high-speed
analog waveform challenges typically found in mass-storage SoCs.  
Using an Arbitrary Wave Generator (AWG), Advantest's new module can
source complex signals such as Partial Response Maximum Likelihood
(PRML) waveforms and multi-tone waveforms with a wide range of
frequencies for high-speed analog-to-digital converters and analog
front-end devices including preamplifiers. A unique feature is the
gate output, which can be synchronized with the AWG to achieve
high-precision timing. 
The new module's signal-capture digitizer is capable of enhancing
system throughput and performing high-bandwidth analog measurements.
Moreover, it provides test solutions for eye-diagram, rise/fall time
and time propagation delay measurements as well as cycle-to-cycle and
long-time jitter. This enables testing of high-speed
digital-to-analog converters and preamplifiers as well as fast
digital-interface and phase-locked loop (PLL) devices. 
About Advantest Corporation
 A world-class technology company,
Advantest is the leading producer of automatic test equipment (ATE)
for the semiconductor industry and a premier manufacturer of
measuring instruments used in the design and production of electronic
instruments and systems. Its leading-edge systems and products are
integrated into the most advanced semiconductor production lines in
the world. The company also focuses on R&D for emerging markets that
benefit from advancements in nanotech and terahertz technologies, and
has introduced multi-vision metrology scanning electron microscopes
essential to photomask manufacturing, as well as a groundbreaking 3D
imaging and analysis tool. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest
established its first subsidiary in 1982, in the USA, and now has
subsidiaries worldwide. More information is available at
www.advantest.com. 
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COMPANY CONTACT:
Judy Davies
VP of Global Marketing Communications
+1 408-456-3717
judy.davies@advantest.com