SE-DPIN: 16 to 256 Channel I/O Card For PXIE and ATE Instruments

SE-DPIN: 16 to 256 Channel I/O Card For PXIE and ATE Instruments

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Salland Engineering delivers over 28 years of services to develop and build custom ATE instruments for the semiconductor industry. CEO, Paul van Ulsen said;

“Building high density instruments is always about finding the right balance between performance, density/throughput within the right available power and cooling at the right cost per channel.“

To address these challenges, Salland decided to design the Instrument IP themselves. This enables customers to benefit from proven and available building blocks to achieve high performance and very high density at the right cost.
Salland’s ‘’off-the-shelf’’ custom OEM instrument solutions allow customers to build ATE instruments at a fraction of the cost and at minimal risk. In this respect Salland follows a similar approach as Elevate, building standard solutions for custom applications.

Salland’s latest proof of concept is a scalable 200MHz DPin IO technology based on ElevATE’s Mystery Octal SOC ASIC. This is a 64ch PXIe card with 8 Mystery ICs onboard featuring:

  • 64 (/32)-channel, 200MHz/up to 500Mbps Digital I/O card in PXIe format
  • Based on ElevATE Mystery ASIC and a FPGA based timing generator
  • Scalable architecture in blocks of 16 channels up to 256+
  • Technology can be used in all kind of form-factors; modules, ATE, PXIe, etc.

With the Mt. Mystery ASIC, Salland was able to dramatically increase channel count and speed in an air-cooled solution designed to fit into the strict power/space requirements for a PXIe card.

“We are very excited by what our engineering partner, Salland, has been able to do with our class-leading Mt. Mystery ASIC. We know our customers will appreciate the density of their solution and the flexibility of the PXIe architecture.” – said David Kenyon, Elevate CEO.

Founded in 2012, Elevate Semiconductor is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of Automated Test Equipment (ATE) semiconductors for the automotive, Memory, LCD, Industry and IOT markets.

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Mike is the founder and editor of Electronics-Lab.com, an electronics engineering community/news and project sharing platform. He studied Electronics and Physics and enjoys everything that has moving electrons and fun. His interests lying on solar cells, microcontrollers and switchmode power supplies. Feel free to reach him for feedback, random tips or just to say hello :-)

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