Smart Scale Tester for upcoming generation of server processors

4th October 2018
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Smart Scale Tester for upcoming generation of server processors


Semiconductor test equipment supplier, Advantest Corporation, has installed its 3,000th V93000 Smart Scale test system for use by its long-term customer AMD, in evaluating AMD Ryzen, AMD Radeon and AMD EPYC compute, graphics and data centre products.

Corbett Zabierek, Senior Director, Procurement and Sourcing, AMD, stated: “Our two companies enjoy a long-standing collaboration that enables AMD to deliver leading technology solutions, so it’s very fitting that this milestone system is being reached with AMD. We utilise hundreds of Advantest V93000 testers to evaluate next-generation technology and drive cost-efficiency improvements in volume production of our leading-edge integrated circuit technologies.”

Hans-Juergen Wagner, Executive Vice President, ATE Business Group, Advantest, added: “The V93000 Smart Scale systems delivers both high performance and a low cost of test, making it the leading test solution for high-end computing, graphics and machine-learning devices. Since its introduction nearly two decades ago, our scalable V93000 Platform has continuously generated market wins among leading digital semiconductor providers around the world and expanded our presence into the top automotive, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor companies.”

With its testing efficiency and cost effectiveness, the V93000 Smart Scale system provides the right mix of capabilities to help customers get to market faster with their newest products for applications including cloud servers and high-resolution gaming graphics. The flexible platform is designed to meet the full range of complex digital-test requirements, from seven nanometre design rules to 32Gbps data rates and beyond. Digital cards are complemented with high current power supplies, which offers best-in-class load step response performance for high-current cores and multi-power domains.

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