Agilent Technologies, Hynix Create Long-Wire ZIF Probe Tips for DDR, GDDR Memory Validation
This probing option addresses one of the basic challenges of DDR design:It allows engineers to probe hard-to-reach locations on a DRAM chip while maintaining signal integrity. As the speed of DDR and GDDR SDRAM devices increases, and the design margins become smaller, the performance of the probing system becomes ever more critical. The long-wire ZIF tip addresses this probing challenge.
Another challenge with DDR and GDDR validation is the number of signals that need to be tested for JEDEC specifications. The design of the long-wire ZIP tip allows engineers to easily switch between the multiple signals they need to probe on a SDRAM device.
This product fulfills the complete compliance testing requirements for DDR memory designs.
"We liked the performance of Agilent's original ZIF tip accessories, but we wanted the tips to be longer and more flexible so we can access signals that are farther apart," said Kun-Sang Yoon, vice president of Hynix's Graphics Memory Application Team. "Agilent took our feedback and quickly came back with the probing solution that meets our needs. The long-wire ZIF tip accessories maintain high signal-integrity performance, allowing us to accurately measure our high-speed signals."
"We keep a strong pulse on the needs of our customers," said Scott Sampl, vice president and general manager of Agilent's oscilloscope product line."Our experts work closely with industry leaders like Hynix and with the standards bodies. These relationships give us the ability to quickly respond to changes that will improve measurement efficiency and accuracy.We have the right tools -- from BGA probing technology to compliance software applications -- to help engineers validate their DDR and GDDR memory designs quickly."
Additional information about Agilent's N5451A InfiniiMax differential long-wire ZIF Tips is available at www.agilent.com/find/n5451a.
About Hynix Semiconductor
Hynix is a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor memory products.
It designs, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of DRAM and flash memories. Hynix memory products are an essential part of today's leading-edge computing, consumer, communication and wireless products.
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