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Nujira Ltd., the world’s leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has signed a partnership agreement with LTX-Credence Corp., a global provider of market focused, cost-optimized semiconductor test solutions. The agreement will see Nujira use the LTX-Credence Diamond10 tester for testing of its Coolteq.L High Accuracy Tracking ET modulator ICs ahead of full volume production later this year.
Nujira has selected the LTX-Credence Diamond system as its test solution based on its instrument density and proven performance, particularly its analog capability. The Diamond test platform’s small footprint and minimal facilities requirements also enables Nujira to easily install a development tester in its lab, without the need for any upgrades or changes to its facility.
Nujira will take delivery of the LTX-Credence Diamond10 system in May for qualification and engineering testing. The setup will also be used to validate the test program and procedures for final production, which is being carried out by Nujira’s supply chain partners.
The Diamond test platform is a low-cost, high-throughput production test solution for cost-sensitive devices. Its small footprint, minimal facilities requirements and low power consumption drive down cost of operation. High-density digital and analog instruments are suitable for production testing a variety of microcontrollers and cost-sensitive consumer ICs.
Patrick McNamee, VP of Silicon Operations, Nujira commented: “The partnership with LTX-Credence is another important milestone for Nujira as we accelerate the ramp to volume production. As a leading global test provider, LTX-Credence’s well-established experience in RF front end components and analog/mixed signal SoCs will be of major benefit to Nujira. The highly scalable Diamond test platform is already in use at our supply chain partners, and gives us the flexibility and capacity we need to ship hundreds of millions of devices per year”
Steve Wigley, VP of Marketing for LTX-Credence, said: “Nujira's Envelope Tracking technology will soon be designed into LTE smartphones, with fast ramp-up times and significant production volumes. LTX-Credence has extensive experience in providing test expertise for high performance IC manufacturing and we will be fully supporting Nujira in establishing robust and reliable test capabilities that will be critical as they move to volume production.”