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SW PBT/nnn - Built-In Test (BIT) Firmware and Software

Concurrent Technologies Built-In Test (BIT) software provides a range of self-test diagnostics which allows extensive live in-system testing. It is available for a range of Concurrent Technologies single board computers spanning various system architectures, e.g. VPX, VME, VXS and CompactPCI®. The BIT software is optional and is available in two parts: the first part is implemented by on-board firmware and provides standalone diagnostics; the second part is an Operating System (OS) specific package (e.g. Linux) which provides run-time diagnostics that can execute alongside the application. The combination of these two parts can provide 95%, or greater, test coverage for each board. Contact Concurrent Technologies for the latest range of boards and Operating Systems supported.

Features

Concurrent Technologies Built-In Test (BIT)

  • Available for a range of Concurrent Technologies boards utilizing Intel® processors:
    • commercial and industrial
    • ruggedized air-cooled
    • ruggedized conduction-cooled boards
  • Range of BIT support:
    • Power-on BIT (PBIT)
    • Initiated BIT (IBIT)
    • Continuous BIT (CBIT).
  • Test coverage 95% or greater (PBIT+CBIT+IBIT):
    • comprehensive fault codes
  • Test suite functions are board dependent

Power-on BIT

  • Integrated into BIOS POST
  • Results stored in EEPROM and available to OS
  • Available only as a board firmware option:
    • part number FW PBT/nnn

Stand-alone Initiated BIT Console

  • No Operating System (OS) required
  • Operates over serial console
  • Available only as a board firmware option:
    • part number FW PBT/nnn
    • suitable for any OS

Continuous BIT

  • Specific to OS
  • Stored re sults avail able to applications
  • CPU remains interruptible and pre-emptable
  • Does not disconnect external interfaces
  • Remote operation via SSL network connection
  • Optionally available for the specified Operating System:
    • part number SW BIT/nnn
    • firmware BIT must be available on hardware

Operating System Initiated BIT Console

  • Specific to Operating System
  • Interactive test execution
  • Remote operation via SSL network connection
  • Optionally available for the specified Operating System:
    • part number SW BIT/nnn

Operating Systems Supported

  • Linux and VxWorks (board dependent)
  • Contact your local sales office for the latest Operating System support

Boards Supported

  • Concurrent Technologies provide a range of ruggedized and commercial single board computers are available, supporting Intel® Core i7, Intel® Core 2 Duo and Intel® Atom processors