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 & 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 & 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 500Meps 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.
SE-DPIN: PXI I/O card Specifications
|Form-factor||Single slot, 3U PXI|
|# Channels||64 (or 32) independent I/O|
|Large Vector Memory||256M vectors|
|Scan Memory||Up to 4G vectors (optional)|
|Max vector rate||200MHz (39ps Res), upto 500Meps|
|Max offset (DGS – GND)||±300mV|
|High Voltage Mode|
|Voltage range||-2.0V to +6.0V|
|High Speed Mode||High Speed mode Single ended/Differential LVDS|
|Voltage range||0.0V to +4.0V|