The value standard for production test of microcontroller and cost-sensitive consumer ICs
The Diamond test platform is a low-cost, high-throughput production test solution for cost-sensitive devices. Its small footprint, minimal facilities requirements and low power consumption drive down cost of operation, and make Diamond ideal for personal use in the lab or office. High-density digital and analog instruments are suitable for testing of DVD player/recorder, DTV and STB demodulators and decoders, baseband devices, PC peripheral SOCs as well as 8/16/32-bit microcontrollers. Diamond offers:
Diamond – The First IMA Compliant Test System
- Interchangeable instrument slots, allowing easy scaling from single to multisite and from digital only to mixed-signal configurations
- An ultra-small footprint, ideal for lab development or high-volume production
- 96-channel digital instruments featuring 200 Mbps operation with per-pin timing, formatting, levels and PMUs, along with scan and APG available on any channel
- DSP instrumentation with four channels each of analog source and measure for both audio and video applications, available in a single slot powerful mixed signal instrument
- High-density analog instruments with 16 or 72 channels of high-precision DPS, voltage/current source and measurement capabilities, enabling efficient, cost-effective multisite testing
The first LTX-Credence offering using IMA is the Diamond platform. As an example, an IMA tester array using three air-cooled Diamond test systems will provide test capability up to 2,400 digital/analog pins, in a footprint one half the floor space compared to traditional high pin count platforms. Diamond IMA arrays deliver a lower cost of test compared to systems architected to support high pin count resources. Additionally, they can accommodate multi-site applications exceeding 256 devices. Application programs developed on a single Diamond tester are fully compatible with a Diamond IMA array and require no modifications.
IMA tester arrays using Diamond testers are offered in two mechanical formats – X2 (integrating 2 Diamond systems) and X3 (integrating 3 Diamond systems). Using soft docking techniques, the IMA approach can be extended to a maximum of ten Diamond systems integrated together.
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