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Platform readiness test plan

This report will present steps taken in order to develop a “Platform Readiness Test Plan”. The platform readiness test plan will provide assistance to the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in testing and validating their motherboard robustness prior to production. The test procedure listed in this report assures the customer that their platforms are robust in key areas of design. This report is written mainly for the customer’s product development team so that they follow a correct test procedure and hence validate their platform according to the standards. 
 
 This test will be the way of gauging the readiness of the customer platform for the launch in the marketplace. Key customers like Hewlett Packard, Dell, ASUS use a customer reference board (CRB) design provided by chip manufacturing companies like Intel, AMD to keep the data consistent and in agreement with the data provided by the vendor. This project presents a test plan, the purpose of which is to uncover the potential issues such as circuit marginality, signal integrity and more that were slipped during other pre-silicon and post-silicon validation plans. And in future, when the customer identifies a failure through cursory analysis using platform readiness test plan, recommendation on ways to correct will be provided by the vendor.

Project (M.S., Electrical and Electronic Engineering) -- California State University, Sacramento, 2009.

This report will present steps taken in order to develop a “Platform Readiness Test Plan”. The platform readiness test plan will provide assistance to the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in testing and validating their motherboard robustness prior to production. The test procedure listed in this report assures the customer that their platforms are robust in key areas of design. This report is written mainly for the customer’s product development team so that they follow a correct test procedure and hence validate their platform according to the standards. This test will be the way of gauging the readiness of the customer platform for the launch in the marketplace. Key customers like Hewlett Packard, Dell, ASUS use a customer reference board (CRB) design provided by chip manufacturing companies like Intel, AMD to keep the data consistent and in agreement with the data provided by the vendor. This project presents a test plan, the purpose of which is to uncover the potential issues such as circuit marginality, signal integrity and more that were slipped during other pre-silicon and post-silicon validation plans. And in future, when the customer identifies a failure through cursory analysis using platform readiness test plan, recommendation on ways to correct will be provided by the vendor.

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