September 28, 2022

Advantest enables testing of PCIe Gen 5 NVMe and CXL devices on proven MPT3000 SSD test systems


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TOKYO, July 27 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading supplier of semiconductor test equipment Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) today announced that its MPT3000 Solid State Drive (SSD) test systems are the first of the industry to be able to test PCI Express fifth (PCIe Gen 5), including those using the new Compute Express Link (CXL) interconnect standard. To help drive product introduction, qualification, and volume production demands associated with PCIe Gen 5 NVMe and CXL devices, several leading memory device manufacturers have purchased multiple MPT3000 products, including engineering systems MPT3000ES, MPT3000HVM high volume manufacturing testers and device interface boards.

PCIe Gen 5 enables high-speed data transmission, with transfer speeds of up to 32 GT/s and up to 128 GB/s bandwidth, which is essential for data centers as well as desktop applications. intelligence (AI) and 5G. CXL is an open standard memory interconnect that leverages the physical and electrical interfaces of PCI Gen 5 to provide high-performance connections across all memory types. By eliminating proprietary memory interconnects, CXL allows different processors to share memory pools, optimizing the speed, latency and consistency of shared resources and enabling the creation of new storage architectures that will benefit servers, neural networks AI and deep/machine learning.

Increased testing flexibility supporting new product development increases gross margins for SSD manufacturers, while early product introduction helps increase market share. Advantest has designed its flexible MPT3000 systems to meet enterprise and customer SSD testing needs, resulting in faster time to market for customers. In addition to CXL testing, key features of the MPT3000 include testing up to 32 Gbps, increased sideband and high-speed support, and improved temperature management for high-speed drives. Powerful.

“We are committed to driving innovation in memory and storage testing by developing the first systems and boards that will test both PCIe Gen 5 CXL and NVMe SSDs,” said Indira Joshi, vice president , SSD Testing Division, Advantest America. “By expanding the proven capabilities of our MPT3000 system to meet PCIe Gen 5 CXL, we are also well positioned to expand our relationships with key customers in the memory market.

Advantest is a contributing member of the CXL Consortium. Further information on the consortium is available at www.computeexpresslink.org.

Advantest will showcase its complement of SSD and memory testing offerings at Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, CA, August 2-4, 2022. Gold Sponsor of the event, the company will be exhibiting at Booth 634. For more information , visit https://flashmemorysummit.com/.

About Advantest CorporationAdvantest (TSE: 6857) is the leading manufacturer of automatic test and measurement equipment used in the design and production of semiconductors for applications such as 5G communications, Internet of Things (IoT), vehicles autonomous, high performance computing (HPC), including artificial intelligence. (AI) and machine learning, and more. Its state-of-the-art systems and products are integrated into the world’s most advanced semiconductor production lines. The company also conducts R&D to address emerging challenges and test applications, produces multivision metrology scanning electron microscopes essential for photomask manufacturing, and offers breakthrough 3D imaging and analysis tools. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest is a global company with facilities around the world and an international commitment to sustainable practices and social responsibility. More information is available at www.advantest.com.

Compute Express Link and CXL are registered trademarks of the CXL Consortium. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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