Fast, Accurate and Reliable TCIII-3600ST DDR5/4 Module Tester

Designed For Ease Of Operation

The DDR5 technology is quickly progressing and tests multiple modules that is critical to cost-effective memory. TurboCATS introduces a new line of redesigned TCIII-3600ST DDR5 and DDR4 multi-site module testing system - compact, high-performance, and equiped with enhanced productivity features. The TurboCATS TCIII-3600ST system features an optional 4 (standard), 8, or 16 module testing, in parallel, for high throughput on your production floor.

One of the most difficult challenges faced by memory manufacturers is finding a cost effective method to test their products so they can minimize time to market and field failures/ returns. The manpower and equipment required for the extensive testing often result in budget overruns for various cost centers.

High-end ATE's are designed to detect functional and AC/ DC parametric failures but can not identify or pinpoint potential in-system failures. Most in-system failures are caused by functional and timing compatibility issues that are generated by the system chipset. Many in-system device failures occur during system boot up or during performance of a specific operation within a given system. To effectively deal with functional testing to include AC and DC parametric testing, most memory manufacturers incorporate a costly testing process as part of their Standard Operating Procedure (S.O.P.).

Device characterization and failure analysis tools, such as Shmoo plotting and address/ data error logging are included in the TCIII-3600ST system to assist engineers with their design/ debug processes.

An optional hot temperature chamber is available to detect marginal timing and cell storage failures that often occur in high temperature system environments. The chamber is user programmable and can be set at temperatures ranging from 32°C to 85°C.

Provide Fully Configurable and Total Solution

  • DDR5: 3200Mbps, 3400Mbps, 3600Mbps
  • DDR4: 1600Mbps, 1866Mbps, 2133Mbps, 2667Mbps, 2866Mbps, 2933Mbps, 3200Mbps
  • DDR5 PMIC (Power Management IC) test
  • Clock Frequency from 800MHz to 1800MHz
  • Supports form factors - LODIMM, SODIMM, LRDIMM and custom form factors
  • Over 35 standard industry test patterns
  • Configurable to 4 (standard), 8 or 16 sites in parallel testing
  • Manual/ Semi-automatic handler testing

DDR5 PMIC (Power Management IC) Testing


  • Bulk Input Supply Voltage: 4V to 6V (4A)


  • Bulk Input Supply Voltage: 4V to 10V (5A)
  • Management Input Supply Voltage: 2.5V to 4V (1A)

PMIC Testing

  • Power Short Test
  • Open/ Short Test
  • Read ID
  • Register Test
  • Program/ Secure Mode Test
  • VR_EN Test (Power Up/ Down Sequence Test)
  • PG/ Error Injection Test
  • Over Clock Chip Test
  • Read/ Program DIMM Vendor Register
  • VIN_Bulk switchover function (RDIMM only)
  • VIN_Bulk transition function (RDIMM only)
  • Input/ Output Voltage Monitor
  • Output Current/ Power Monitor
  • SPD Hub/ PMIC Temperature Monitor

Power Integration Tools

Combination of Failure

  • Functional Failure: Cell stuck-at, coupling, neighborhood sensitivity and software error faults
  • Parametric Failure: Speed timing vs. Vdd threshold, (DC) Leakage and Idd's
  • Hot-Temperature Failure: System high temperature environment

Multi-Site Networking

Don't Let Old Technology Keep You From Getting Ahead

TurboCATS is innovating with the new TCIII-3600ST DDR5/ DDR4 multi-site test system that will test 4 modules in parallel. Testers are available in 4 , 8 or 16 sites configuration, in parallel testing.

TurboCATS can meet all of your testing needs while keeping costs at a minimum. Costs are minimized since there will be no need for additional manual labor to handle the increased capacity. The user can simply integrate the new unit into their existing network and utilize the PC that is already in place.

Network-Interface Features

  • Network-ready & High-performance
  • Ideal for powered productivity
  • Graphical user interface software
  • Real-time configuration and monitoring
  • Advanced reporting
  • Remote file editing
  • Firmware upgrade via internet

Handler Interface (optional)

Supports Semi-Automated Module Handler

The TCIII-3600ST DDR5 and DDR4 module system can be configured to 4, 8 or 16 sites and integrated with the handler interface to support the SMH-2P-12D Semi-automated Handler testing.

Enhanced Features

  • Designed for different types of DIMM modules: Register/ Unregistered DIMM, SODIMM, VLP-DIMM, etc
  • Supports various Pin Counts (288/ 260/ 240) and IC/ density (x4, x8, x16)
  • Integrated with the TurboCATS module tester to increase the testing capacities
  • Automatic Pick & Place handling system is easy to use for high throughput mass production
  • Offers precision Pass/ Fail Sorting and eliminate operator errors


Test Capabilities

  • DDR5 - 3200Mbps, 3400Mbps, 3600Mbps
  • DDR4 - 1600Mbps, 1866Mbps, 2133Mbps, 2667Mbps, 2866Mbps, 2933Mbps, 3200Mbps
  • Clock frequency from 800MHz to 1800MHz

AC/ DC Parametric & Function Test

  • Supports AC/ DC Parametric and User Script Pattern Programming
  • Over 35 standard industry test patterns
  • DDR5/ PMIC (Power Management IC) Test
  • Power/ Pins short, contact, leakage, connectivity and Idd's testing
  • Enhanced DC function VSIM
  • Supports SPD Programming, Read/ Write test, Write-Protect, etc.
  • Auto-Timing Calibration
  • Optionally supports 12V pin of DDR4 for changing backup energy storage devices

Powerful Failure Analysis Tool

  • Graphical Failure displays Failed Bad IC's and DQ pins' location
  • Error logging location of Row/ Column/ Blanks/ Burst/ DQs
  • Supports Address Scramble/ Data Scramble
  • Optional tools including Bit Failure Mapping and Shmoo Plot

Flexible Configuration

  • Supports form factors: LODIMM, SODIMM, RDIMM, LRDIMM and custom form factors
  • Standard 4-site module testing, in parallel is available, for a high throughput on production floor
  • Single adapter supports both unbuffered and registered module testing
  • Optional:
    1. - 8 or 16 module testing, in parallel, for high throughput on production floor
    2. - Heat chamber for hot environmental testing from 32°C to 85°C
    3. - Handler interface is available for combining the TCIII-3600ST with a semi-automated handling system

GUI Failure Analysis Tool

Graphical Identification of DQ's

Graphical Identification of Failed DQs' Locations.
At the end of the test, the appropriate color will indicate whether the DUTs have passed (green) or failed (red). The boxes reset automatically at the start of each test. The software uses a graphical picture to illustrate the test failures at the hardware level.

  • All bad ICs on the module
  • Corresponding bad IC pins in red

Shmoo Plot

A Shmoo Plot is a diagram showing the response of a system varying over a range of conditions and inputs. The software provides a two-dimensional Shmoo Plot that shows the status of the DQ bits of memory modules varying over a range of the user-selected parameters (timing and input voltage levels).

Bit Failure Mapping

Bit failure mapping is a tool that finds and displays the failed DQ bits in the RAM. The failed DQ bits will be spotted and displayed in the corresponding row and column address with the aid of the diagram. The failed Bank is spotted and then the user can find the location of the failed DQ bit when the user double-clicks the failed bank.

Script Code Function (optional)

Script Code Debugger

Traditional test systems provide the user with a variety of AC test patterns to use in their testing process. If a user wanted the capability to generate a proprietary test pattern, then they have to purchase a high-end automated test system. For most companies this is cost prohibitive and not a viable option.

TurboCATS designed a new feature called the Script Code in the new DDR5 and DDR4, the TCIII-3600ST memory test system. In the new system, the user can use the script programming language to create a customized test pattern. It can support up to maximum 2048 data patterns (optional). Once the pattern is created, the Script Code pattern generator/ compiler is used to compile the code and then generate the new test pattern.

The Script Code function serves as a powerful compiler/ debug tool. It contains a built-in compiler and debugger for the Script Code programming which allows the user to monitor the timing waveform of the programming algorithm as well as the timing bus transactions. This is all accomplished under the Signal Tap tool.

DC Checking Function

Contact, Leakage, Connectivity and 12V Pin

Contact This will detect any open pins on the contacts between test sockets & ICs before the functional testing begins. It will also detect any open pins on both passive and memory components on the PCB.
Leakage This will detect the leakage current (in and out) of the IC pins.
Connectivity This will detect shorts on the signal line as well as the proper values of resistor packs and discrete resistors to ensure that their values are proper and the ICs are properly mounted.
12V Pin (optional) This will detect shorts on 12V power pin of DDR4 (NVDIMM) during the Initial Test.


DDR5 Clock Frequencies 1600MHz to 1800MHz
DDR5 Data Rate 3200Mbps, 3400Mbps, 3600Mbps
DDR4 Clock Frequencies 800MHz to 1800MHz
DDR4 Data Rate 1600Mbps, 1866Mbps, 2133Mbps, 2667Mbps, 2866Mbps, 2933Mbps, 3200Mbps
DDR5 Vdd 1.06V to 1.17V
DDR4 Vdd 1.14V to 1.30V
Data Width 72 bits in parallel
Address Depth DDR5 - 18 Rows, 15 Columns, 5 BAs
DDR4 - 18 Rows, 15 Columns, 4 BAs
Programmable Timing Cycles tRCD, tAL, tCL, tWL, tRL, tWR, tRRP, tRP, tRFC, etc.
Burst Length DDR5 - 16 BL
DDR4 - 8 BL
ODT Selection
OCD Adjustment Auto calibration
All Standard Idd's current test

Heat Chamber (optional)

Integrating the TCIII-3600ST with Heat Chamber

The heat chamber creates a high temperature testing environment to simulate the accelerated life testing and analyze the behaviors of the module.

To assist manufacturers, and integrators, TurboCATS has developed a heat chamber that can be integrated with the TCIII-3600ST DDR5/ DDR4 multi-site test system. This allows the module and its components to be tested while being exposed to heat conditions similar to what they might encounter in a PC or a laptop.

Heat Chamber Specifications

Power Supply 220V, 50Hz (90 - 110% of rated voltage)
Power Consumption Power-up: 15A, 220V
Normal operation: 10A, 220V
Display Method 7 Segment LED Display
Processing Value (PV): Green
Setting Value (SV): Red
Temperature Range 25°C - 85°C
Recommended Setting Temperature 80°C
Air Input Min. 0.5 MPa - Max. 1.0 MPa
Min. 75 psi - 145 psi
Diameter of Gas Tube 6 mm

Software Screenshots

Main Operating Window

Test Device Configuration

Test Plan

Signal Tap

Script Code

Test List

Security Privilege

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