NORTH READING, Mass. – February 22, 2009 – Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) announced that Realtek Semiconductor Corporation purchased the UltraFLEX™ test system and UltraWave™ 12G instrumentation equipped with the Embedded Signal Analyzer (ESA) Toolkit. Realtek, a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, will test WLAN 802.11n MIMO with PCI-E System-On-a-Chip (SOC) devices for laptop and desktop PCs.
The recently introduced ESA Toolkit embeds industry-leading vector signal analysis software tools and functions into Teradyne's IG-XL™ software, while adding an extensive wireless waveform library covering more than 20 wireless cellular and connectivity standards. It allows the same debug tools and measurement algorithms to span design, bench verification and ATE for easy correlation. Used in conjunction with the UltraFLEX Background DSP™, the ESA Toolkit also enables full modulation test in volume multisite production with zero test time impact for data transfer, computation and datalogging. The ESA Toolkit is supported and available on the UltraFLEX test system’s RF, analog and digital instruments and is also available for use with off-line IG-XL workstations.
“The ESA Toolkit sets the standard for modulated signal analysis in ATE,” said Wilson Wang, Realtek deputy director and Testing Engineering department manager. “Our test engineering group can effortlessly add key tests such as EVM and Spectral Mask, even for MIMO device configurations. When product engineering wants to compare results with the bench equipment, we can now use the same software environment on UltraFLEX as in the lab.”
“The ESA Toolkit has been well received by customers, with most of the UltraWave 12G specifiers currently using it,” said Kyle Klatka, product manager, Teradyne’s Wireless Business Unit. “We are pleased that Realtek has selected the ESA Toolkit not only to reduce test development and debug time, but also to lower their cost of test and increase product quality in production. Modulated signal analysis is becoming more common as baseband, RF and other functions continue to integrate into a single RF SIP/SOCs. And emerging standards such as W-CDMA, WLAN 802.11n, WiMAX and LTE are driving requirements for more mission mode system testing in production.”
For more information on the ESA Toolkit, visit www.teradyne.com/flex/ESA.html
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. It designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch/Gigabit Media Converter/Gateway Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHYceivers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SOCs, ADSL2+ Chips, VoIP Solutions, WiMedia-based Ultra-Wideband Chips, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, LCD Monitor/LCD TV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Media Processors. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog and mixed-signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the web site: www.realtek.com.
Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test complex electronics used in the consumer electronics, automotive, computing, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense industries. In 2008, Teradyne had sales of $1.1 billion and currently employs about 3,300 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.teradyne.com. Teradyne® is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All product names are trademarks of Teradyne, Inc. (including its subsidiaries).
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