by Corelis Inc. Corelis Inc.

Corelis and LogicVision Team To Provide Customers With Innovative and Affordable Test Solutions For Components, Boards And Systems

Cooperation includes the development of a hardware
demonstration board for both companies’ products

Cerritos, CA, October 20, 1997 -– LogicVision, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) and Corelis, Inc. (Cerritos, Calif.) today announced a joint effort to provide customers with innovative and affordable test solutions for components, boards and systems. These solutions will include products from both LogicVision and Corelis that complement each other and whose interoperability has been mutually tested and verified.

The two companies are using a jointly-developed PowerPC™-based single board computer to demonstrate a complete, cost-effective solution to testing on-board memory arrays through the combination of LogicVision’s embedded test technology and Corelis’ boundary-scan tools. The Corelis Net-1149.1 network-based boundary-scan controller delivers instructions to the board’s IEEE 1149.1 bus to initiate and monitor testing performed by LogicVision’s memBIST-XT configurable controller embedded in an FPGA. Full application-speed testing of a cluster of DRAM and SRAM components on the board, including the board interconnect, is carried out by the memBIST-XT controller.

“Combining LogicVision’s powerful built-in-self-test (BIST) technology with Corelis’ boundary-scan tools will benefit customers by providing an integrated test solution for component, board and system test,” said Menachem Blasberg, president of Corelis, Inc. “Customers using our Net 1149.1 network based boundary-scan controller will be able to test their boards, including those with chips containing BIST, on various hosts and workstations.

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The above diagram highlights the value delivered by the solution from the two companies. Testing a cluster of memories on a board often requires a large capital investment and a significant test program development effort. An efficient, high quality, easily affordable board test can be achieved with minimal development effort by combining the capabilities of the products from LogicVision and Corelis.

Vinod Agarwal, president and CEO of LogicVision stated, “Teaming with Corelis helps our customers extend the value of our product and technology well beyond the chip level to the board and system level.”

Corelis and LogicVision will also undertake combined marketing efforts designed to demonstrate the benefits of integrating technology from both companies. This may include joint efforts to design and develop specific test solutions for customers.

LogicVision is the industry’s leading supplier of embedded test solutions for chips, boards and systems. The company’s solutions combine flexible intellectual property (IP) building blocks with powerful automation software to deliver a complete embedded test solution based around Built-In Self-Test (BIST) technology. LogicVision’s solutions are designed to integrate easily with existing scan-DFT approaches and Verilog or VHDL-based design flows. They deliver higher quality testing than traditional scan-ATPG while reducing test development time.

Existing products include: icBIST™, a complete solution for at-speed testing of embedded memories and logic as well as implementation of the IEEE 1149.1 boundary scan standard; memBIST-IC™ for at-speed testing of embedded memories; and memBIST-XT™ for at-speed testing of board-level memory arrays including the memory interface. LogicVision’s customers include leading companies in the communications, networking, computer, consumer, semiconductor and military/aerospace markets. LogicVision is headquartered in San Jose with offices in Waltham, Mass.; Richardson, Texas; Ottawa, Ontario; and Burridge, United Kingdom.

For more information contact Lisa Bullard, corporate communications manager at LogicVision, Inc., 101 Metro Drive, Third Floor, San Jose, California, 95110, USA. Telephone 888-LV-4-BIST (888-584-2478); fax 408-467-1180; email: LogicVision can be reached on the Internet at

Corelis is headquartered in Cerritos, California, and is a world leader in boundary-scan test systems, microprocessor development tools, and VXI bus test instruments. Corelis also provides various engineering services and is well known for its outstanding customer support.

Corelis’ boundary-scan solutions include both hardware and software products designed to meet users needs throughout a product’s complete life cycle. This includes boundary-scan development and debug tools such as JTAG emulators for the PowerPC, 29K, and i960Rx/Hx processors, boundary-scan manufacturing test systems, and post-manufacturing boundary-scan test tools for a product’s field support and maintenance. Most users can fulfill all of their boundary-scan needs by building on a single Corelis boundary-scan hardware platform and adding various software modules as the life-cycle of a product progresses.

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