Pre-OS Hardware Testing
Kozio’s latest line of circuit board test software allows engineers to validate circuit board designs before any boot loader or operating system runs. This provides several advantages to engineering teams; including: validating all boot devices before loading and running a bulky operating system, running circuit board tests before a boot loader and OS is ported to the custom hardware, running test automatically and quickly with no constraints on the latest application release, and running hardware tests with minimal working hardware.
Kozio has been producing embedded functional test software for thirteen years. Our products are composed of three main ingredients that allow design engineers and test engineers to quickly validate custom circuit board designs.
(1) Kozio provides embedded firmware with the key feature of being able to run on any processor in a given family. The user interface provides the board specific information needed to customize a test sequence to a custom circuit board. No porting, code modification, and builds are required to start using Kozio firmware on your custom circuit board design.
(2) Kozio provides a user interface that simplifies and automates the process of creating new test configurations for custom circuit boards. Features such as “Scan and Add” automatically scan a “golden” board and add device tests for each device discovered. Features such as interpreted scripting and multiple low-level commands make it easy to create, test, and build custom sequences without compiling and power cycling the target device.
(3) Kozio integrates with various hardware vendors and tools to ease the hassle of loading firmware onto a circuit board. Kozio works with JTAG and Boundary Scan providers to automate the task of loading VTOS firmware onto a circuit board.
VTOS Scan™ is a product group name for our software solution used to test circuit board electronics before the boot loader or operating system run. This product is available in several models. Click on any model to read more about that particular product line.
VTOS Scan Plus (for Flash, MMC, I2C, etc.)
VTOS Scan USB (for USB enumeration testing)
VTOS Scan Ethernet (for Ethernet packet testing)
VTOS Scan PCI (for PCI Express bus/device testing)
VTOS Scan ADC (for Analog to Digital testing)
The solution uses firmware running on your circuit board design to functionally test the bus and validate connected devices. A graphical user interface simplifies creating new test sequences. Use a “golden” board and many tests are automatically created using a discovery process. Export the configuration for automated manufacturing test using the test executive of your choice – even custom ones.
If you would like to try a VTOS Scan product out, register for a Free Trial and we will send a license. Everything is downloaded and activated over the internet.
If you have other circuit board testing needs, please contact us.