Teradyne, Inc. announced that the State-Key Laboratory of ASIC & System, established in 1992 at Fudan University by the Chinese government, has selected Teradyne's Catalyst test system for design verification of data converters for network communication applications.
In addition to the capability of Catalyst's mixed-signal test solution, Teradyne was selected for the company's strong applications and customer support infrastructure in China. The Catalyst will be used in both design verification and volume production.
The Catalyst family dominates the SOC market with over 1200 systems shipped. Test capabilities include full coverage for DSL, wireless/RF, networking, and power management applications. With more than 4,000 individual users worldwide, Catalyst's IMAGE programming system is the most widely used ATE software environment. Catalyst offers multi-site testing, providing the best test economics, and the most complete array of analog instrumentation for test coverage and production flexibility. When a mobile phone call is placed, or a PC, printer, scanner, pager, or DVD is utilized, Catalyst tested ICs make it happen and at the lowest cost of test.
The National High Technology Research and Development Program (863 Program) was launched in March 1986 with the aim of enhancing China's international competitiveness and improving China's overall capability of R&D in high technology. The Program covers 20 subject topics selected from eight priority areas: Biotechnology, Information, Automation, Energy, Advanced Materials, Marine, Space and Laser. The first six areas are managed by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).