Advantest Introduces Two New Test Modules for Next-Generation RF-Based ICs Used in Mobile Electronics

Advantest Introduces Two New Test Modules for Next-Generation RF-Based ICs Used 
in Mobile Electronics 
New Test Solutions for Wireless Devices Are Available as Upgrades on
Advantest's T2000 Test Platform 
TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 03/10/14 --  Leading semiconductor
test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE)
has introduced two new test modules for high-speed, cost-efficient
testing of radio-frequency (RF) ICs used in cell phones and wireless
LAN devices built to meet 802.11ac and LTE-Advanced mobile
communication standards. Both the 32-port WLS32-A module and the
16-port WLS16-A module are fully compatible with Advantest's widely
used T2000 platform. 
The new modules use vector signal generation (VSG) and vector signal
analysis (VSA) software to meet the wide-range modulation challenges
presented by today's most advanced portable electronics. Each module
offers a wide modulation bandwidth of 80 MHz combined with waveform
generator software and modulation analysis software for 802.11ac and
LTE-Advanced protocols. 
"With these new modules, we are continuing to provide our customers
with the versatile test solutions they need to address high-volume
wireless communication markets with minimal investment," said Dr.
Toshiyuki Okayasu, executive officer and executive vice president,
SoC Test Business Group at Advantest Corporation. 
The flexible T2000 platform has a scalable architecture that allows
customers to change modules and configure the system to test
virtually any semiconductor devices. This enables the tester to match
both current and future testing requirements, whereas most other
testers must be locked into a dedicated equipment configuration. The
T2000 family of test systems is used in the world's most advanced
semiconductor design and production lines by integrated device
manufacturers, fabless companies and outsourced semiconductor
assembly and test (OSAT) foundries around the world. 
Shipments of Advantest's T2000 WLS32-A and WLS16-A modules are
expected to begin 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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