Advantest Introduces New V93000 Mobile PMIC Solution Designed for Cost-Efficient, Massively Parallel Testing of PMICs and Other

Advantest Introduces New V93000 Mobile PMIC Solution Designed for Cost-Efficient, Massively Parallel Testing of PMICs and Other SoC
TOKYO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/08/13 --  Leading semiconductor test
equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has
entered the market for testing system-on-chip (SoC) mobile
power-management ICs (PMIC) by delivering the semiconductor
industry's most cost-compelling solution using the V93000 platform.
Compatible with Advantest's large global installed base of V93000
systems, the new solution has the flexibility to perform massive
multi-site testing of complex SoC devices and single in-line packages
(SiP) with embedded power-management cores. 
Test systems for mobile PMIC devices are required to conduct a very
high volume of complex tests including as many as 2,000 tests for
characterization, 500 tests at design verification and another 300
tests during production. These testers also must have the versatility
to address SoC integration trends, in which high-end digital circuits
are combined with analog and power-management functions on a single
Advantest's new V93000 Mobile PMIC solution features a scalable,
low-cost infrastructure that uses high-density modules for massive
parallel tests. To provide maximum flexibility and the most
economical solution, the tester features the new high-density device
power supply DPS128 with 128 channels of voltage/current (VI)
resources per module to accurately source and measure both current
and voltage. The solution also leverages the universal pin
architecture of Advantest's Pin Scale 1600 digital module. The
instrument combines high-speed digital performance with precision DC
source and measurement capabilities, making it an ideal fit for
mobile PMIC testing. The per-pin time measurement unit (TMU) enables
efficient measurement of high switching frequencies, duty cycles and
fast rise/fall times found in today's advanced power-management
devices. The configuration is flexible and expandable to meet future
testing needs. 
Advantest's high-density test solution is designed to handle the
latest innovations being used in portable consumer devices to extend
battery lifetimes including multi-supply voltages (MSV), which reduce
power consumption by providing several domains to separate power
distribution, and power-supply shut off (PSO), used to conserve
individual power blocks when in standby mode. 
"Our new V93000 Mobile PMIC solution offers our customers superior
performance, economical cost of test and faster time to market," said
Hans-Juergen Wagner, senior vice president, SoC Business Group at
Advantest Corporation. "With innovations in PMICs creating more
complex devices, we expect the V93000 to become a standard solution
for PMIC test." 
Advantest's V93000 Mobile PMIC solution is scheduled to begin
shipping this year. 
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 
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