Xilinx Welcomes New Member Kozio to the Xilinx Alliance Program
Kozio was admitted to the Xilinx Alliance Program which is reserved for sponsored companies providing value to Xilinx customers. Kozio has been supporting Xilinx customers since 2015. Kozio has released products for the Zynq-7000 family of SoCs and will be releasing support for the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC later this year. Kozio offers full featured trial licenses to all Xilinx employees and Xilinx customers.
Kozio provides software that runs on circuit board designs using Xilinx’s SoCs (System on a Chip). Kozio provides software that calibrates DDR memory automatically, finding the optimal settings for a custom circuit board design, as well as software for fast flash programming and circuit board testing.
DDR Test and DDR Calibration
Kozio’s VTOS DDR™ product is used by designers and test engineers to verify DDR memory in seconds. This solution does not require DDR memory for program operation. A typical memory test solution runs on top of an operating system, such as Linux or Android, and can only test the memory not reserved by the OS. This is a slower test process and does not test the entire DDR memory. Because of Kozio’s unique proprietary test technology, we test every bit and every cell of memory in seconds per Gigabyte. In addition, we offer the only supported solution that will automatically calibrate and find optimal DDR settings on any custom Zynq design. Designers can efficiently use this solution to test multiple boards and ensure optimal settings across all manufactured boards. In addition, the DDR tests can easily to run in a temperature chamber to verify that the settings work from low (-40° F) to high (+85° F) temperatures.
Fast Flash Programming
Kozio’s VTOS Program™ product is used primarily in manufacturing to reduce the time required to program flash memory. Customers are seeing 100%, 200%, or 300% improvement in flash programming times. Using Kozio technology, customers can program flash memory 30 times faster than older methods, reaching programming rates of 5-30 Megabytes per second. A 300 Megabyte file can be programmed to an eMMC device in as little as 10 seconds.
This product supports NOR, NAND, SPI, QSPI, and MMC flash devices. All devices conforming to the industry standards, including CFI, ONFI, and MMC, are supported without changes by Kozio. The solution uses JTAG or a serial channel for communications and also uses Ethernet or an SD Card for file transfers. Overall, a complete solution is delivered that saves time and money on the manufacturing floor. As a bonus, customers can also easily add circuit board test to the same setup.
Circuit Board Test
Kozio’s VTOS Scan products provide a non-intrusive way to test your circuit board design in the same way that your application software uses the hardware. Test configurations can be auto-generated on “golden” boards and exported for automatic test execution. The main benefit of Kozio’s technology is to test high-speed interfaces in seconds, before the boot loader or operating system runs. Test your first prototypes on the lab bench, and then easily test manufactured boards with the same configuration data. VTOS Scan is licensed in many different models so you can pick and choose what you need to test. Choose from Ethernet, USB, PCI Express, or other test models.
Kozio provides a free full-featured trial for all Xilinx customers and employees. Included in the trial is a 60-minute web-based tutorial to help customers get started quickly. If you decide to purchase a license, all configuration data is transferred without loss of data or effort. Try it today!