Lattice Selects Magnum MPAC To Extend Analog Test Capability For FPGAs

Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) announces that Lattice Semiconductor has selected the MPAC (Magnum Precision Analog Channel) instrument for Teradyne's Magnum™ family of test systems. The MPAC increases functional test coverage and reduces the number of production test insertions resulting in lower cost of test. Lattice will use the MPAC to extend analog test and measurement capability for its Magnum test systems.

MPAC offers analog source and analog capture capability as well as a voltage reference for multiple test applications including embedded converters. For increased test system configuration flexibility, the MPAC can be ordered with up to 48 channels of source/capture/Vref or with 24 channels of source/capture/Vref plus 32 device power supply channels. The MPAC also includes an integrated parametric measurement unit (PMU) available at any instrument channel.

"The MPAC instrument adds functional test coverage on the Magnum platform, enabling us to reduce the number of production test insertions which results in lower cost of production test,” said Doug Foster, director of Product Engineering, Lattice Semiconductor. “As we extend Lattice’s product lines with added analog peripherals and functionality, Teradyne has responded by offering a high-density precision analog instrument to the Magnum while preserving its unique, scalable ATE architecture to deliver lower cost of production test."

"Teradyne is dedicated to working closely with its customers to ensure that our ATE solutions deliver the test coverage they need while maintaining superior cost of test economics," said Jason Zee, general manager of Teradyne’s Consumer Business Unit. “We are pleased to offer Lattice the additional analog test capability they need with the addition of MPAC instrument to the Magnum product line.”

About Magnum

Designed for massively parallel test applications, Magnum provides manufacturers of consumer digital devices an economic test solution for high-volume production. The systems range from 128 to 5120 digital pins and its per-pin architecture is capable of testing a wide variety of flash memories and embedded logic devices making it an ideal solution for the high-volume requirements of the consumer digital market.

About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice is a service-driven developer of innovative low cost, low power programmable design solutions. For more information about how our FPGA, CPLD, and programmable power management devices help our customers unlock their innovation, visit www.latticesemi.com. You can also follow us via Twitter, Facebook, or RSS.

About Teradyne

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems which serve consumer, communications, industrial and government customers. In 2011, Teradyne had sales of $1.4 billion and employs approximately 3,450 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.teradyne.com. Teradyne(R) is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

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