For high volume production testing of devices based on Ember's ZigBee Chipsets
San Jose, CA -- July 16, 2009 -- SeaSolve Software Inc, a leading supplier of wireless Test & Measurement solutions today announced the availability of manufacturing test software for ZigBee products based on Ember's ZigBee Chipsets which include the EM351 System-on-Chip (SoC), EM357 SoC, EM250 SoC and the EM260 Network Co-Processor.
The tester takes not more than 2-3 seconds to perform all the RF tests, which includes various Transmitter and Receiver tests and giving out detailed tests reports. The solution is capable of testing up to 4 DUTs in parallel.
“Our partnership with SeaSolve to develop a manufacturing test solution for testing of Ember's ZigBee chips enables our clients to start up manufacturing in a matter of days while also achieving the lowest cost of test at the highest coverage” said John Loukota, Ember's Director of Hardware Engineering.
“By using SeaSolve's ZigBee Manufacturing test solution and leveraging its parallel architecture, clients developing products with Ember's 802.15.4 chipsets can fulfill their test requirements with complete test automation while reducing the required number of test systems. SeaSolve's test bench leads directly to cost optimization while maintaining competitive test times and a faster time to market for our clients", said Mehraj Lanker, CTO of SeaSolve Software Inc
SeaSolve's ZigBee Manufacturing test solution integrates seamlessly with National Instruments RF hardware and is optimized for products based on Ember ZigBee DUT. The ‘test modes' are used to control the DUT through the software itself while running transmitter and receiver tests sequentially. This form of test automation (for the RF tests) eliminates the need for manual operator intervention during the tests, thus saving cost and time.
The solution supplies all key measurements required for manufacturing testing and has the flexibility to add tests as the client demands. The power of SeaSolve's ZigBee/802.15.4 Manufacturing Test Bench enables users to save test costs and reduces associated development risks. SeaSolve has adopted advanced test techniques that not only achieve reduced test times but also use customized algorithms for both RF and PCB tests, a comprehensive reporting scheme.
The Measurements and results are reported and saved in HTML format. Reported results are stored automatically into an integrated database from within the solution.
Since the solution is based on the high-performance PXI Express system from National instruments, users gain the additional benefits of high-speed testing, ease of programming, reliability, and support for multiple formats, including WiMAX and WLAN. The software leverages a customizable and parallel model in LabVIEW and TestStand which enables the testing of multiple DUTs independently. The software offers a user-friendly operator interface that provides the user with an easy-to-use environment.
To view the demo of ZigBee Production test solution, visit http://www.seasolve.com/zigbee-manufacturing-test-solution.html
ZigBee: Control Your World
ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 300 member companies driving development of ZigBee wireless technology. The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org
About SeaSolve Software Inc.
Based in San Jose, Calif., SeaSolve Software Incorporated is one of the leading suppliers of wireless communication solutions for IEEE 802.16e (Mobile WiMAX), IEEE 802.16d (Fixed WiMAX), IEEE 802.11a/b/g (WLAN), IEEE 802.11n (WLAN MIMO) and IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee).
SeaSolve has designed and engineered products for the global telecommunications market. The company is also a provider of cutting-edge and high-performance wireless IP cores for emerging and established OEMs/ODMs. Currently, SeaSolve offers a diverse array of innovative products ranging from test and measurement solutions, wireless IP cores to pre-deployment solutions and reference boards. SeaSolve Software Inc is a member of ZigBee Alliance.
Visit www.seasolve.com for more information
About Ember Corporation
Ember Corporation develops ZigBee wireless networking technology that enables companies involved in energy technologies – enertech – to help make buildings and homes smarter, consume less energy, operate more efficiently, and keep people comfortable and safe. Ember's low-power wireless technology can be embedded into a wide variety of devices to be part of a self-organizing mesh network. Ember is headquartered in Boston and has its radio development center in Cambridge, England, and distributors worldwide. The company is a promoter and Board member of the ZigBee Alliance and its platform is the “Golden Suite” for 802.15.4/ZigBee interoperability testing.