The Arrow Testdrive development tool evaluation programme provides customers with a risk-free solution to answering critical design questions early in the product development cycle. Testdrive allows customers to gain hands-on experience of evaluation kits, development boards, reference designs and other tools in their own lab environment prior to committing tool budget to a specific vendor’s solution and unproven silicon architectures.
As well as ‘hands-on’ exposure to a wide variety of potential development tools, Arrow Testdrive provides information regarding development tool capabilities and usability; assistance in estimating function and implementation requirements; and local application and engineering support.
“Testdrive helps engineers in selecting the best semiconductor platforms for next-generation product development,” said David Spragg, Vice President Engineering and Marketing, Arrow Technology Solutions. “Arrow Testdrive provides risk-free answers to critical design questions as early as possible in the development cycle and prior to committing precious budget to unproven architectures.”
Among the semiconductor vendors with tools available for evaluation through Arrow Testdrive are: Analog Devices; Atmel; Cree; Fairchild Semiconductor; Freescale Semiconductor; International Rectifier; NXP Semiconductors; National Semiconductor; Texas Instruments; STMicroelectronics’ and Toshiba.