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”.