BarnieMAT - MATLAB Integration

Sep 2018

NplusT and GAMAX Laboratory Solutions started a cooperation to develop new data analysis possibilities by combining the dedicated array processing features of BarnieMAT with the general high volume data analysis possibilities of MATLAB. As the first step, a training was given to the GAMAX engineering team.

The training focused on the advanced utilization of the BarnieMAT software and on the array data generation using a NanoCycler tester.

Tamas Kerekes, President and CEO of NplusT and Tibor Turkevi-Nagy, Managing Director of GAMAX Laboratory Solutions, expect a market-ready product for the second quarter of 2019 which will be marketed by both parties for the specific application areas.


Visit us at the Flash Memory Summit !

Aug 2018 FMS

The 2018 Flash Memory Summit is approaching quickly: NplusT will be there demonstrating the latest hardware and software solutions to fast track your memory technology. Our engineering test platforms and our data analysis software tools – developed especially for the NVM world and embedding the knowledge and experience of a long learning path – helped our customers to successfully bring up and consolidate emerging technologies very fast. We support our partners in the technology and product development as well as in the high volume production ramp up and monitoring. We have been busy over the last decade and we have expanded to become a worldwide vendor for companies – such as IDMs, foundries, technology providers, research institutes in Europe, in America and in Asia - which successfully applied the RIFLE tester and/or the BarnieMAT array analysis software.

Visit us at Booth 809 to try the tools we can provide to give you additional insight into your memory technology !
We would be pleased to show you our offerings:

  • RIFLE engineering test system with a test-array application
  • BarnieMAT with examples coming from real-life
  • NanoCycler, the latest test system targeting NAND reliability and performance analysis
FMS Floor Plan

GDPR at NplusT

May 2018

The European General Data Protection Regulations ("GDPR") will come into force on May 25th, 2018. This new regulation governs the privacy protection of individuals and replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Dear valued Partners, this month we’re updating our Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to understand what information we collect and why we collect it. We’ve also taken steps to improve our Privacy Check-up and other controls we provide to safeguard your data and protect your privacy. Nothing is changing about your current settings or how your information is processed. Rather, we’re improving the way we describe our practices and how we explain the options you have to update, manage, export, and delete your data.

BarnieMAT v5.2

April 2018

The recently released 5.2 version of BarnieMAT provides significant improvements as:

  • Floating license management
  • Renewed installation infrastructure
  • Python programmability

NplusT continues to invest in the toolset providing periodic enhancements for an always larger customer base.

March 2018

interventi di cui al POR FESR 2014-2020 Asse I - Azione 1.1.1. “Sostegno ai progetti di ricerca industriale e sviluppo sperimentale” - Titolo Progetto «NPTE (New Parallel Test Equipment: nuova piattaforma di testing applicata dalle industrie di semiconduttori nella fase di sviluppo di nuove tecnologie e di nuovi dispositivi a semiconduttore»

Il progetto di ricerca e sviluppo sperimentale consiste nella realizzazione di un prototipo funzionante di piattaforma di testing concepita per l’industria semiconduttori. NPTE trova applicazione nella fase di sviluppo di nuove tecnologie e nuovi dispositivi a semiconduttore, in particolare per le memorie integrate in ‘System-on-Chip’.

MOCCA 2017

December 2017

The year 2017 MOCCA (MOst Creative Customer Award) went to the MICROSEMI team for their cooperation in the development of the GARDA test solution.

GARDA has been created for understanding functionalities, performances and reliability of next generation memory devices targeting mass storage applications. For achieving the required 1.6GT/s transfer rate between the memory tester and the device under test, a dedicated hardware solution has been developed. The software architecture and environment have been transferred from the RIFLE platform, extending it with dedicated FPGA front end code.

“I prefer to work with teams like Microsemi” - Tamas Kerekes, President and CEO of NplusT says. “This team is very demanding, they know what they want to obtain and they are willing to cooperate in the identification and implementation of the optimal technical solutions. The 14-week delivery time would have been impossible without such a cooperation”.

“The Storage industry is continuously looking for new non-volatile memory technologies and being able to technically vet each of the new options is key for deciding where to invest the R&D dollars. NplusT offers a unique combination of hardware and software capabilities for memory testing. The collaboration between the 2 teams has been amazing and it is worth highlighting that the platform Garda was delivered on time meeting all the required technical specifications”, said Rino Micheloni, Technical Fellow in the Performance Storage business unit and Managing Director of Microsemi Storage Solutions Italy. “We are looking forward to expanding this collaboration in the near future even further”.

MOCCA 2017

BarnieMAT 5 Beta Released

October 2017

The version 5 of BarnieMAT has been released for beta testing. Beyond a bunch of functional and usability upgrades, the v5 allows the scripting in Python language. If you want to be part of the beta testing group, please contact Tamas Kerekes

High Speed Extension of the RIFLE Test System

September 2017

The NplusT engineering team, in cooperation with FPGArt, implemented and tested with success a new technology, pushing up the communication speed between the tester and the device under test. The experimental solution, applied for a next generation NVM device, reaches 1.6GT/sec data transfer rate. Mastering this new technology, the application range of the RIFLE test system extends and covers the latest mass storage components, stil maintaining the cost advantage and faster time-to-result related to competitive solutions.

RIFLE-M Based Cycler Equipment on the Market

June 2017

NplusT released a new non-volatile memory cycler equipment, powered by the well-established RIFLE-M core. An add-on module extends the tester resources for the parallel management of multiple devices. Specific micro-chambers are installed to individual thermal control of the devices under test. With this new product, cycling operations can be performed maintaining features and performance of RIFLE-M, without the compromises due to large size cycling boards. Benchmarking data evidences that the cycling times are drastically reduced related to the commonly used architectures (device and equipment dependent).

Mini Cycler

NplusT Interview

December 2016

NplusT Team has been recently interviewed by the regional TV troupe!
Enjoy the broadcasted clip.

2016 MOst Creative Customer Award

December 2016

The yearly MOCCA (MOst Creative Customer Award), recognising the user with the highest contribution in the application of NplusT tools, was assigned to the STMicroelectronics Team lead by Luisa Fracassini and composed of Domenico Ausilio, Andrea Boroni, Emanuele Capitanio and Sergio Pozzi from QMS, CSR & Central Labs department.

As a result of development and evolution of the software tool SIREN, built on NplusT LabVisor technology, hundreds of equipment and instrumentation installed in several Qualification and Validation laboratories are being taken under control. SIREN today serves a large community of users in their daily tasks such as monitoring, booking, maintenance and utilization statistics.

Mocca 2016

Since we started the project, I was always impressed by the strong focus of the team to create a tool which is really useable and used. Continuous new ideas of improvement and extension - together with active cooperation in the development - helped to obtain the status that today SIREN is one of the software tools created by NplusT which is the most extensively used.

Tamas Kerekes, President and CEO of NplusT

SIREN has been conceived since the beginning as a growing tool with the ambitious purpose to arrive finally to manage with a single system multiple and heterogeneous Electrical Qualification and Validation laboratories. This long term vision target could be achievable only with a deep, side by side interaction and cooperation between various ST entities and NplusT, working on the development of one step in an optic of compatibility with the future ones.

Luisa Fracassini, QMS, CSR & Central Labs Manager, STMicroelectronics

BarnieMAT does everything we need except coffee!

September 2016

Commented a Test Engineer during a BarnieMAT training. We are willing to integrate customer needs into our tools so we are considering this new feature in the evolution roadmap.

Access Time Measurement with RIFLE-M

May 2016

The already rich set of functions of RIFLE-M has been extended by the possibility of measuring access times of memory arrays at high accuracy. This new function, implemented as a dedicated FPGA module, generates programmable signal skew with a 1 nsec resolution. The feature is supported by an application specific calibration software in order to compensate the overall system skew including test board. In the same time, shmoo functionality covers the access time as well. One of the key customers of RIFLE-M declared that the availability of this new function allows the execution of the entire design validation flow on RIFLE-M so other test platforms can be “switched off”.

BarnieMAT multimedia presentation

May 2016

BarnieMAT tested under Windows 10

March 2016

The version 4.3.1 of BarnieMAT has been tested under Windows 10, extending the compatible platforms of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

BarnieMAT Adopted by Sidense

February 2016

Sidense Corp., a leading developer of silicon-proven, embedded Non-Volatile Memory (NVM), has deployed our BarnieMAT software as their internal array data analysis platform. After the startup and training session in Ottawa, Brent Taylor, Sidense’s Director of Product and Test Engineering, said:

Our test team is eager to start using BarnieMAT as a way to accelerate the evaluation cycle time for our 1T-OTP memory. We look forward to an excellent return on our investment in this tool.

Mocca 2015

December 2015

The MOCCA (MOst Creative Customer Award) 2015 has been assigned to the NVM R&D team of TowerJazz, Israel. Every year NplusT assigns MOCCA to the customer team which applies NplusT tools in the most innovative and productive way. The team, led by Mr. Micha Gutman NVM R&D Mgr. and composed of Mr. Vladislav Dayan Expert Design Eng., Mr. Tamir Eshkoli Senior Staff Rel Eng., Mr. Dmitry Lechinsky Test Eng., Mr. Daniel Nahmad Staff Device Eng. and Mr. Eran Yeroslavich Test Eng., replaced a traditional ATE with RIFLE and BarnieMAT in the design validation and characterization of new non-volatile memory technologies.

I was impressed how fast the TowerJazz team started to work efficiently with our tools and, which is most important, to obtain the expected results. We highlight the ‘time-to-result’ as one of the most important added value of our toolset and this project is a perfect demonstration of it.

Tamas Kerekes, President and CEO of NplusT

Our decision of using RIFLE and BarnieMAT in our design validation process outperformed the expectations. I was surprised by the progress of validation of every single device function, as the result of a strict collaboration of NplusT and our team. The easy and flexible programming, together with a good visibility on the device status creates an important step forward in our workflow

Mr. Micha Gutman, NVM R&D Mgr. TowerJazz, Israel