Soliton becomes NI Alliance Speciality Partner

Soliton Technologies has been named a STS/ Semiconductor Specialty Alliance Partner by National Instruments (NI). The company received this designation for its specialized skills in semiconductor production test automation using STS and post-silicon validation automation using LabVIEW, TestStand, and PXI.

For more than a decade, Soliton has been developing LabVIEW and TestStand based automation solutions for post-silicon validation and has deep working experience with a wide range of devices including analog, mixed-signal, RF, and microcontrollers. Over the years, Soliton has helped architect, develop, and deploy LabVIEW, TestStand and PXI based chip characterization / post-silicon validation automation platforms. These initiatives have been successful programs in standardization, resulting in enhanced reuse of automation code across validation benches of a product line and also across product lines in a large organization.

Since the launch of STS, the revolutionary high volume production test system from NI, Soliton has been closely working with NI to gain expertise on this new platform and has completed multiple projects successfully. Soliton has also developed a product called S5, which is a powerful GUI based wizard to significantly improve STS test program development productivity using automation.

Soliton has developed multiple LabVIEW, TestStand and PXI based platforms and products for the semiconductor industry including:

  • Zero ­Code Device GUI Generator – used to rapidly develop GUIs for chip communication with minimal or no coding for use across all stages of the silicon bring up, validation, and production test, using the NI HSDIO and NI FlexRIO.
  • Digital Protocol Validation and Emulation Suite for many major protocols such as I2C, SPI built on the PXI platform using NI HSDIO and NI FlexRIO.
  • JESD204B based interfaces to High Speed ADCs, DACs and JESD204B DUT validation on NI High Speed Serial (659x) Modules
  • USB PD Rev C Validation for Baseband Modem, Parametrics, Functional Validation
  • IC Bootup/Power up Validation Suite for all types of ICs
  • Synchronized Stimulus Response Engines for Battery Powered Devices, PMICs, Microcontrollers

Soliton is one of the (if not the) leading semiconductor focused NI Alliance partner with more than a decade of experience using the NI platforms including LabVIEW, TestStand and PXI to help companies thoroughly validate their products and bring them to market faster through

automation. With the advent of the STS, Soliton is uniquely qualified to help companies improve the efficiency with which products can be moved to production after validation, by maximizing the reuse of test automation code between validation and production.

Soliton is extremely pleased to receive this recognition from National Instruments and looks forward to helping semiconductor companies take full advantage of the tremendous benefits of working with the powerful and open NI platforms.

About Soliton:

Over 18+ years as an Alliance Member of National Instruments, Soliton has grown by pursuing a focused strategy of providing high quality software platforms and solutions to multinational clients in the US, India, Germany, UK, China, and the Philippines. Soliton specializes in helping companies standardize and deploy LabVIEW and TestStand based platforms for test and measurement automation that significantly improve engineering productivity.

Soliton works in IC characterization / post-silicon validation, production test engineering on the NI STS, and the design of embedded firmware and GUIs for IC Evaluation Kits. Soliton has helped major semiconductor companies standardize on LabVIEW and TestStand based purpose-built platforms for post-silicon validation.

Soliton has received more than 20 prestigious international awards including the Texas Instruments ‘Supplier Excellence Award’ for 2014, Frost & Sullivan ‘2016 Customer Value Leadership Award for Post-Silicon Validation Solutions, North America’, and the ‘Outstanding Technical Resources Award (Alliance)’ from National Instruments for 2014 and 2015.

Written by Vignesh Eswaramoorthy July 22, 2016
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