Advantest Extends its Solid-State-Drive Test Solutions with Enhancements to MPT3000 Platform

TOKYO, Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE:6857) has expanded its SSD test coverage with new offerings in the MPT3000 series. With hundreds of systems already installed, the product line is now extended to cover more test insertions including engineering, low-volume production, and built-in self-test (BIST) applications, all with the same MPT3000 architecture and software. The MPT3000 modular, tester-per-DUT (device under test) architecture and unique hardware acceleration, now supports all SSD protocols and form factors.

In the fast-growing storage market, high demand for SSDs is leading to an increasing variety of form factors and a shift in protocol usage from SATA to higher performance PCIe and SAS. The modularity and flexibility of the MPT3000HVM system provides a single solution to cover the range of SSD product configurations while the new MPT3000HES system has the same hardware, software, thermal performance and interfaces in a smaller configuration for “copy exactly” engineering support and lower-volume applications.

Expanding beyond protocol test, the automation-ready MPT3000HVM provides a new and very cost-effective Smart Power BIST solution with the same footprint, software and thermal performance as the protocol test solution.  This option targets production test insertions requiring only a low-speed serial interface for maximum synergy with protocol test insertions.

“The MPT3000 platform provides our customers with the flexibility and performance to test their wide array of SSD products and helps them to improve time to market,” said Colin Ritchie, vice president of system level test at Advantest. “By filling out the range of products in our MPT3000 series with the MPT3000HES and adding capability to the MPT3000HVM, Advantest is continuing to enhance and optimize test performance with solutions that reduce customers' time to qualification and time to production in the high-growth, highly competitive SSD market.”

Both the new MPT3000HES and the Smart Power BIST option of the MPT3000HVM began shipping in the first half of 2017.

About Advantest Corporation
A world-class technology company, Advantest is the leading producer of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry and a premier manufacturer of measuring instruments used in the design and production of electronic instruments and systems. Its leading-edge systems and products are integrated into the most advanced semiconductor production lines in the world.  The company also focuses on R&D for emerging markets that benefit from advancements in nanotech and terahertz technologies, and has introduced multi-vision metrology scanning electron microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing, as well as a groundbreaking 3D imaging and analysis tools.  Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest established its first subsidiary in 1982, in the USA, and now has subsidiaries worldwide.  More information is available at www.advantest.com.

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