Kozio Announces Support for Freescale's PowerQUICCTM II Communications Processor Family

Turnkey Kozio test software for MPC82xx-based custom boards can be delivered in just two weeks

April 17, 2006, Longmont, CO. - Kozio, Inc., a leading provider of embedded software for system-level hardware testing, today announced support for Freescale's PowerQUICCTM II communications processor family. Kozio's comprehensive test package for custom boards using MPC82xx processors can be fully pre-configured and ready for delivery in just two weeks. The Kozio package of products, including kDiagnostics(TM), kManufacturing(TM), kPOST(TM) and kField(TM), provide proven test suites and diagnostics for the CPU, PCI, SDRAM, Flash, NVRAM, Ethernet, Serial, I2C bus and other devices.

Freescale customers can now have a reliable hardware test software tool delivered in just two weeks for their custom PowerQUICC II board, saving development costs and reducing project risk. Outsourcing this test development allows companies to choose the best solution available and streamline their product development process. Kozio offers a free evaluation kit of its kDiagnostics software for board bring-up debug and test for the PowerQUICC II and many other supported processor reference platforms.

Kozio is a member of the Freescale Tools Alliance and the Freescale Design Alliance. Kozio continues to expand its Freescale coverage and its proven diagnostic capabilities through engagements with customers, as well.

"We're committed to expanding our support of Freescale processors," said Joseph Skazinski, president of Kozio. "Our focus is on delivering proven software by developing and validating our test software using evaluation platforms. That proven software can then be delivered quickly, helping to shave months off a customer's project schedule."

Kozio licenses pre-configured test applications, ready for execution on a custom board, to semiconductor companies, electronics manufacturing service (EMS) providers, contract manufacturers (CMs), original design manufacturers (ODMs), and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). This service includes the creation of software test algorithms providing comprehensive or near-comprehensive test coverage of various hardware components on a processor board. A detailed test-coverage document is delivered with the software.

Kozio software is offered in several variations, along with supporting professional services:
Manufacturing Test Software - kManufacturing
In-Field Diagnostics - kField
Board Bring-up Diagnostics - kDiagnostics
Production-ready Power-On Self Test Software - kPOST

About Kozio, Inc.

Kozio, Inc. is the leader in embedded test solutions for today's electronic products. Kozio delivers turnkey software providing a comprehensive suite of hardware diagnostics used for debugging and testing custom boards implementing processors from AMCC, ARM, IBM, Intel, Freescale, TI or MIPS. Kozio's clients build state-of-the-art products where successful use of the newest technologies with shortened development cycles requires them to constantly innovate to stay ahead of their competition. Kozio software improves their test methodologies and streamlines their development process with proven solutions for board bring-up diagnostics, manufacturing test, environmental test, power-on self-test, in-field diagnostics, and returns testing. By delivering thorough software diagnostics ahead of the hardware, Kozio reduces project schedule risk and development costs while increasing test coverage. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, Kozio products are available through a direct sales force and worldwide distributors. For more information, please visit www.kozio.com.

Contact: Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., (303) 776-1356, joseph.skazinski@kozio.com , or Brad Shannon, Shannon Marketing Communications, (970) 461-4906, brad@shannonmarcom.com.

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