ASSET notches two more Best in Test finalist awards from Test and Measurement World magazine -- ScanWorks embedded and ScanWorks validation and test support for Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series are recognized as technical breakthroughs

ASSET(r) InterTech continued to be recognized for technical achievement as two products were named Best in Test 2010 finalists in Test and Measurement World magazine's annual awards program. ASSET (www.asset-intertech.com) is the leading supplier of open tools for embedded instrumentation.

Richardson, TX (Jan. 6, 2010) – ASSET® InterTech continued to be recognized for technical achievement as two products were named Best in Test 2010 finalists in Test and Measurement World magazine’s annual awards program. ASSET (www.asset-intertech.com) is the leading supplier of open tools for embedded instrumentation.

Two instances of the ScanWorks® platform for embedded instrumentation were named finalists in Best in Test’s “DFT, Boundary Scan and Emulation” category for products that were introduced during 2009. ScanWorks® for embedded boundary scan and ScanWorks support for validation and test of Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series (codenamed Nehalem) printed-circuit boards were both named finalists. An online voting process through Feb. 19 will determine the first place winners in each category.

“Having two products named finalists this year is quite an accomplishment in itself,” said Glenn Woppman, president and CEO of ASSET. “Finalists are chosen by the editors of Test and Measurement World, whose knowledge of the test industry is certainly considerable. A lot of hard work and visionary technical leadership went into achieving these two distinctions for ASSET.”

ScanWorks for embedded boundary scan is an embeddable intellectual property (IP) version of the ScanWorks platform for system manufacturers that require extreme reliability, availability and serviceability of products in the field. With ScanWorks embedded in the system, system-level tests, diagnostics and programming algorithms can be applied locally or remotely, providing unparalleled control of operations, administration and maintenance. One manufacturer that is already taking advantage of embedded ScanWorks IP is the supercomputer company Cray® Inc. ScanWorks is being embedded into Cray’s next-generation supercomputers to supply high-reliability and remote diagnostics.

Support for validation and test of Intel Xeon designs earned ScanWorks a Best in Test finalist distinction because ScanWorks is the first and only tester in the industry to support both signal integrity design validation and circuit board test for Xeon-based circuit boards. ScanWorks deploys three non-intrusive technologies -- boundary scan, built-in self test and processor-controlled test (PCT) -- to validate and test Xeon boards.

ScanWorks® – The Embedded Instrumentation Platform

ASSET, through its ScanWorks platform for embedded instrumentation, is applying the experience it has gained from two decades as a leading supplier of IEEE 1149.1 boundary-scan (JTAG) test tools to the development of open embedded instrumentation tools. The boundary-scan infrastructure that is embedded into chips and circuit boards is one of several technologies which can form the basis for an embedded instrumentation toolset. In recent years, ASSET has significantly enhanced ScanWorks beyond boundary-scan test with the addition of other embedded instrumentation technologies, including processor-controlled test (PCT) and tools for Intel® IBIST (Interconnect Built-In Self Test), an embedded instrumentation technology that Intel® and other companies are embedding into next-generation chips and chipsets.

About ASSET InterTech

ASSET InterTech is the leading supplier of open tools for embedded instrumentation for design validation, test and debug. The ScanWorks platform provides automation, access and analysis tools in one environment. Users can quickly and easily validate and test semiconductors, circuit boards or entire systems during every phase of a product's life, including design, manufacturing/repair and field maintenance. ASSET InterTech is located at 2201 North Central Expressway, Suite 105, Richardson, TX 75080. For product information, call 888-694-6250, fax 972-437-2826, e-mail ai-info@asset-intertech.com or visit www.asset-intertech.com.