3/12/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced the Agilent Versatest Model V4000, a memory and logic test system that delivers the proven performance of the Agilent Versatest family to the engineer's desktop. The V4000 is a complete, single platform that spans engineering development through high-volume production. It adapts the same test technology as models V4100 and V4400 to provide equivalent test performance in a compact, quiet and economical system. The V4000 enables users to test a broad array of applications, including flash memory, DRAM, SRAM, embedded memory and pure logic used in cellular phones, personal data assistants and MP3 players.
Engineering teams continue to struggle with lengthy and costly test program development times that strain limited resources. The V4000 avoids reliance on expensive, massive full-function lab and production test systems to evaluate designs in progress. By using the same site module and software as its production test counterparts, the V4000 enables engineering teams to develop test scripts at their desktop or in a distributed work environment without compromising compatibility or performance.
The V4000 has been optimized for use in an office environment and draws power from a standard wall outlet. The system is compact and has been designed for use under desks. The V4000 features standard dual flat-panel monitors and a wireless keyboard and mouse. The system is designed for single-site use, and its self-contained cooling system does not require facility water.
The V4000 features full 100-MHz performance and independent 64 I/O channels to ensure full application compatibility with all members of the Versatest series. This compatibility allows test programs developed on the V4000 to be transferred directly to the Versatest production testers, delivering correlation and test repeatability from engineering development to high-volume production.
"The Agilent V4000 extends our single-platform strategy to the engineering desktop, creating an end-to-end platform from the desktop through production test," said Mike Bandy, vice president and general manager of Agilent's California Semiconductor Test division. "This system enables customers to tap into the power of the Versatest series at a fraction of the cost, and ensures that the programs they develop correlate with current and future Versatest systems at contract manufacturers worldwide."
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent Model V4000 is priced starting at $85,000. The system is available now.
More information about Agilent's semiconductor test products is available at www.agilent.com/see/memorytest.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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