Bay Microsystems Delivers 10Gbps Network
Processor Developed with SynTest's DFT Tools
SynTest Tools and Services Helped Bay Microsystems Capitalize on Market
Window Opportunity, and Speed-Up the Introduction of the Industry's First
Single-chip OC192/10G Network Processor and Traffic Manager
SUNNYVALE, California, June 5, 2002-- Bay Microsystems, Inc., a
privately held, fabless
communication IC company, recently announced First Customer Ship (FCS)
of its "right first time" 10 Gigabit per second Montego
Internetworking Processor using SynTest's DFT tools and services. This
ultra-high performance packet-processing device was implemented using
0.18-micron semiconductor process technology and was completed in record
time. This portentous achievement resulted from an accelerated bring up
time, facilitated by the DFT tools supplied by SynTest Technologies, Inc
(www.syntest.com), a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based
DFT software tool and services company.
With the release of Montego, Bay Microsystems has created a new class
of network processor that combines scalability, intelligence processing
and ultra-high performance in highly integrated single chip solutions,
that scale from "Access to Long Haul." SynTest's
tools and services proved invaluable by improving testability and reducing
test time, thereby enabling Bay to meet its aggressive market window for
Tony Chiang, Vice President of Engineering at Bay Microsystems said, "We
are very happy with our choice of SynTest, as our DFT partner. By providing
exemplary DFT services, and installing their tools at our site, they enabled
us to test various modules on command, drastically reducing down time
and maximizing our productivity. The compact ATPG patterns generated by
SynTest's TurboScan-ATPG software allowed us to reduce time-to-market
. using ATE to test the structural reliability of our chip design."
Dr. L.T. Wang, President, SynTest, "We would like to congratulate
Bay Microsystems, Tony
Chiang and his team, on their stellar achievement. We are very honored
and happy that Tony put his confidence in SynTest and that we were able
to contribute to their success.
How Bay Used SynTest's DFT Tools and
To ensure a predictable outcome and eliminate potential design flaws
at the last minute, and to achieve high fault coverage, Bay Microsystems
chose to use DFT methodology for a scan-based design from the very beginning.
It selected SynTest's TurboScan scan insertion and ATPG tool,
and SynTest's services, as well as SynTest's Turbo BSD, for boundary
scan synthesis, to facilitate the testing of its memory BIST and full
scan chains on multiple-linked modules. Tony Chiang noted, "With
the goal of minimizing the drain on our internal resources, we decided
to look for a partner with a complete set of proven and easy-to-use
DFT tools, who could support our efforts.
"Our primary concern was to take action up front to detect errors
and to avoid costly and timeconsuming mistakes, down the road. It was
crucial not to get bogged down with lots of debugging after the chip
had taped out. We would lose the valuable time gained by using a modular
approach. The chip was going to be complex and huge and we knew that
functional tests would not be adequate and reliable. We had to have
high fault coverage and compact ATPG patterns. SynTest helped our stellar
design team achieve our goals."
About Bay Microsystems, Inc.
Bay Microsystems Inc. is a privately held, fabless communication IC
Internetworking Processor (InP) Family of programmable packet
processing devices combines scalability, intelligence processing and
ultra-high performance in highly integrated solutions. These devices
are ideally suited to scale from "Access to Long Haul"
for carrier class products such as access concentrators, voice, wireless
and xDSL gateways, multi service switches and routers, cable head ends
and intelligent optical (DWDM, Sonet) transport equipment, deployed
within the metroedge, metro-core, regional and long-haul markets. The
InP Family includes the industry's first single chip OC192c/10G Network
Processor/Traffic Manager with switching.
Bay's highly experienced management and world-class engineering team
have three generations of proven expertise in architecture, implementation,
deployment, marketing and management of network processors. Bay Microsystems
is a member of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), Network Processor
Forum (NPF), MPLS and ATM forums and actively participates in the IETF.
For more information visit the website at www.baymicrosystems.com.
SynTest Technologies, Inc. develops and markets DFT and fault simulation
software tools and
offers consulting services throughout the world to semiconductor companies,
ASIC designers and test groups.
The Company's products improve an electronic design's testability and
fault coverage and result in not only reduced defect levels and costly
tester time, but also reduced slippage in time-to-market.
SynTest's DFT products include: memory BIST for testing embedded memories;
logic BIST for "at-speed" testing of logic blocks; a boundary-scan
(JTAG) test suite; a DFT integration tool suite; DFT testability checkers
for RTL and gate-level netlists; a partial-scan and full- scan synthesis;
and ATPG tool suite and a super-fast concurrent fault simulator. For
more information visit, www.syntest.com.
ATE: Automatic Test Equipment
ATPG: Automatic Test Pattern Generation
BIST: Built-In Self-Test
IC: Integrated Circuit
TurboBSD and TurboScan are trademarks of SynTest Technologies, Inc.
Bay Microsystems, Internetworking Processor, Montego, NEXTware and AnyMapping
are trademarks of Bay Microsystems. All other company names are trademarks
of their respective holders.
For Release June 10, 2002
Design Automation Conference Booth Number 1954
Georgia Marszalek, ValleyPR for SynTest, 650-345-7477, firstname.lastname@example.org