Advantest Introduces Test Solution for DDR4 and LPDDR4 Memories Used Extensively in Mobile Electronics and Servers

Advantest Introduces Test Solution for DDR4 and LPDDR4 Memories Used 
Extensively in Mobile Electronics and Servers 
New T5503HS Test System Provides High Performance With Low Cost of
Test in an Upgradeable Design 
TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 02/06/14 --  Leading semiconductor
test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE)
has announced its latest test solution for next-generation memory ICs
that enable high-demand mobile applications and servers. With its
highly parallel testing capabilities and full compatibility as an
upgrade on Advantest's widely used T5503 test platform, the new
T5503HS offers industry-leading performance, high productivity and
low cost of test within an upgradable design. 
As internet-enabled mobile devices and their supporting servers
continue to handle larger amounts of data, manufacturers of
high-speed, high-capacity memory chips need cost-efficient test
solutions that will help them get their newest products to market
faster, including emerging DDR4-SDRAM and LPDDR4-SDRAM
semiconductors. Advantest's T5503HS system gives memory manufacturers
the functionality they need while also reducing their cost of test. 
"Our new test system offers the optimal test solution for
next-generation DDR4-SDRAMs and LPDDR4-SDRAMs," said Masuhiro Yamada,
executive vice president of memory test for Advantest Corporation.
"The T5503HS delivers maximum efficiency while also helping our
customers to get the most from their capital investments."  
Advantest's new system can reach testing speeds of up to 4.5 Gbps,
fast enough to handle the 4.266 Gbps maximum operating frequencies of
today's most advanced double-data-rate SDRAM semiconductors. To
ensure maximum test speeds, the T5503HS automatically generates
cyclic redundancy check (CRC) codes and CA parity codes to match the
I/O data rates and address of the devices under test. This
streamlines the development of new test programs, reducing customers'
workloads and improving the time to market for new semiconductor
The T5503HS can perform parallel testing of up to 512 DDR4-SDRAM
devices, enabling economical, production-volume testing. In addition,
currently installed T5503 testers can be upgraded on site, which
extends customers' return on investment (ROI) as next-generation
devices are introduced. 
Additionally, the tester's real-time source-synchronous function
allows it to achieve higher yields and higher throughputs.
Incorporated in the system hardware is a timing-training capability
that enables the tester to pinpoint solutions faster than
conventional systems on today's market, reducing test time in
comparison to software-based systems. 
Other functions such as individual level settings, I/O dead-band
canceling, and data-bus inversion (DBI), which helps to further
reduce data-transmission delays, make the T5503HS ideally suited for
testing all high-speed memories. 
The T5503HS will be featured in Advantest's exhibit booth at the
SEMICON Korea trade show in Seoul, is scheduled to begin shipping to
customers in the second quarter of 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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