Ethernet Hardware

Ethernet hardware is high-performance, cost-effective and extremely versatile. The hardware supports the ScanWorks platform software and is available in a single or multiple tap configurations.

RIC-1400 Single Port Instrumentation Controller

The next generation RIC-1400 is a compact, cost-effective and extremely versatile Ethernet or USB 3.0 controller. It is capable of high-speed test applications and has significant internal memory for storing tests, test results and application data. The RIC-1400 is a direct replacement for ASSET’s RIC-1000. The RIC-1400 supports an auto-sensing 10/100/1000 CAT5E/6 Ethernet interface and its voltage levels and Test Clock (TCK) frequencies are configurable. A future release of ScanWorks will support connecting the RIC-1400 directly to a ScanWorks PC via USB 3.0.

The RIC-1400 features simple cable connections and its compact size makes it easy to embed into testers or test fixtures. Pin-level diagnostics are supported as well as a wide variety of test types and programming algorithms. The RIC-1400 also supports ASSET’s Dispatcher application for parallel test capability.

ScanWorks Hardware
Some of the features of the RIC-1400
  • One TAP and ten software controllable bi-directional signals
  • Choice of host interface – Ethernet or USB 3.0
    • Ethernet interface – 10/100/1000 Mbps: IP address assigned by user
    • USB 3.0 – Low-/Full-/Hi-SuperSpeed (up to 5 Gbps)
  • Increased internal memory over the RIC-1000 – from 256 MB to 4GB
  • Increased TCK frequency up to 80 MHz
  • Configurable UUT logic levels from 0.8V to 3.3V
  • SPI interface – program SPI devices with external signal access

RIC-4000 Multi-Tap Remote Instrumentation Controller

The RIC-4000 provides an extremely flexible four-TAP interface for connecting the ScanWorks® platform to as many as four units under test (UUT). It supports auto-sensing Ethernet and connects directly to the UUTs. The RIC-4000 can be assigned an IP address so that it can be available on a local network or the Internet. With the proper network connections and permissions, ScanWorks operations on a UUT can be controlled via the RIC-4000 from anywhere in the world.

RIC 4000 Hardware
Some of the features of the RIC-4000
  • Four TAP’s and 32 software controllable bi-directional signals, 8 per TAP
  • Ethernet interface – 10/100/1000 megabits per second (Mbps)
  • IP Addressable – an IP address can be assigned by the user
  • Significant storage – 1GB of on-board memory for test programs, test applications and test results
  • Test Clock (TCK) frequency configurable up to 50 MHz
  • Configurable UUT logic levels from 0.8V to 3.3V