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RAMCHECK Development Log


Version 2.64 10-9-17

This firmware version add support for x32 DDR3 modules.

Version 2.63 1-31-17

This firmware version fixes some bugs on DDR3 low profile module testing.

Version 2.62 11-17-16

This firmware version fixes some bugs on DDR3 frequency testing.

Version 2.61 9-30-16

This firmware version fixes some bugs on DDR2 Auto-Loop testing.

Version 2.60 6-23-16

This firmware version provides an improved short line testing of the Vtt in DDR2 and DDR3  modules. 

Version 2.59 12-28-15

This firmware version provides improved wiring tests for all DDR3/2/1 modules. 

Version 2.58 2-16-15

This firmware version provides bug fixes for testing large DDR3 modules.

Version 2.56 5-23-14

This firmware version provides an automatic detection and setting of low voltage DDR3 module (PC3L). It also includes an important bug fix for DDR2 testing - if you use the DDR2 adapter, please make sure to upgrade.

This version requires 
that you install the latest version of the RAMCHECK PC Communications program (Version 2.25).

Version 2.55 3-28-14

This firmware version provides various bug fixes for DDR3 devices and product enhancements.

Version 2.54 7-12-13

This firmware supports the new DDR3 204-pin SODIMM adapter .

Version 2.53 2-27-13

This firmware version provides various bug fixes for DDR2 and DDR3 devices and product enhancements.

Version 2.52 12-27-12

This firmware version provides various bug fixes and product enhancements. It adds calibration status at the end of the Product Info screen (F2, F5, F3).

Version 2.51 5-11-12

This firmware version provides various bug fixes and product enhancements.

Version 2.50 1-04-12

This firmware version provides support for the Temperature Sensor in the SPD of DDR3 Modules. Please see this application note for details.

Version 2.49 8-02-11

This firmware provides additional support for the DDR3 adapter (and DDR3 S.O. DIMM converter) to test modules incorporating the latest 4-gigabit DDR3 chips.

Version 2.48 4-26-11

This firmware provides additional support for the DDR3 adapter. Initial automatic testing frequency for most modules now starts with 1066MHz. The module's rated frequency is shown at the bottom display line. Some large 4-rank modules are tested at 866MHz to minimize the loading effect on the test engine.

Version 2.47 1-24-11

This firmware provides support for the new DDR3 204-pin S.O. DIMM converter.

Version 2.46 12-16-10

This firmware provides additional support for the new DDR3 adapter, as well as several bug fixes.

Version 2.45 10-07-10

This firmware provides initial support for the new DDR3 adapter. It also requires the RAMCHECK PC Communications version 2.24 or higher for DDR3 support.

Version 2.44 8-03-10

This firmware supports the new Multi-Burst test phase within the Extensive Test for DDR2 and DDR1.

Version 2.43 5-14-10

This firmware version provides minor bug fixes.

Version 2.42 1-29-10

This firmware version supports 8GB DDR2 modules. Added support to various modules.

Version 2.41 8-28-09

This firmware version supports the new version of the DDR2 200-pin SODIMM adapter (p/n INN-8668-14) with 866Mhz range.

Version 2.40 7-30-09

This firmware version supports a new release of the DDR2 adapter (p/n INN-8668-15). It also requires that you install the latest version of the RAMCHECK PC Communications program (Version 2.21).

Version 2.39 6-9-09

This version provides several bug correction and various improvements for DDR2 and DDR1 modules. In particular, it corrects a structure-scan bug in the DDR2 program that was inadvertently incorporated in Version 2.38e.

Version 2.38 4-14-09

This version provides several bug correction and various improvements for DDR2 and DDR1 modules. Test Flow editor now allows the user to disable the Multi-Burst tests in the Auto-Loop.
Important: we have identified a bug in Version 2.38 that has been fixed in version 2.39

Version 2.37 10-16-08

This version provides adjustments for the WR parameter made based on DDR2 frequencies.

Version 2.36 7-22-08

This version introduces the high-throughput Multi-Burst test into the RAMCHECK test flow. For DDR2 devices, the new burst test is now included in the Voltage Cycling and Auto-Loop tests. The orange burst LED indicates when a Multi-Burst test is running.

Version 2.35 4-03-08

This version incorporates a major test engine enhancement, plus additional bug fixes for DDR2 and DDR1 adapters. It also supports the new high volume adapter for 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM modules.

Version 2.34 12-31-07

This version incorporates several reported bug fixes for DDR2 and DDR1 adapters. Please note that this and future version should use the RAMCHECK PC Communications program version 2.18.

Version 2.33 5-10-07

This firmware version requires the new RAMCHECK PC Communications program version 2.18 which can be downloaded from here.

This version incorporates many changes to improve the integration of RAMCHECK and the PC communications. It now allows you to store setup for both DDR1, DDR2 (and other devices) simultaneously on RAMCHECK. New measurements detect and alert for resistive load on the REF line.

Version 2.32 3-08-07

This version allows RAMCHECK to automatically select the highest frequency of a DDR2 module with the appropriate CL setting. Additional improvements have been added for DDR2 and DDR1 support. We have added an an optional automatic termination setup for Auto-Loop test for all devices. When activated (setup->test flow->edit test->Auto-Loop), the Auto-Loop test terminates at the setup loop number. Recall that by default, Auto-Loop continues forever, until the user terminates.

The Production Mode, which is used by memory manufacturers to automate the programming and verification of the SPD, has been expanded in this version. It is now includes the following sub modes: "program + verify", "verify only" and "match to master". Please review the revised Application Note APN25 for more details.

Version 2.31 1-02-07

This version includes our first support for the new DDR2 200-pin SODIMM converter. Various improvements have been added for DDR2 and DDR1 support. Activation code support is implemented for customers wishing to upgrade RAMCHECK Base tester for 168-pin SDRAM support.

Version 2.30 11-22-06

This version adds a new detailed Mode test within the Extensive Test for the new DDR2 adapter. The Mode test is described in the on-line manual addendum for the DDR2 adapter. Several enhancements were made to the serial interface for DDR2 testing. Various improvements have been added for DDR2 and DDR1 support.

Version 2.29 9-12-06

This version includes our first support for the new DDR2 adapter. Please review the on-line manual addendum for the DDR2 adapter.

Version 2.28 8-08-06

This version includes several gradual improvements in our standard program. We have also revised the legacy Trcd/Trah setup.

Version 2.27 4-11-06

We have corrected several bugs and added various features. Missing DQ bits are now reported with the DDR PRO at the start of the test with the new missing bits function. SPD programming in conjunction with Production Mode has been fully revised. Adapter serial number is now reported for major adapters in the Product Info menu.

Version 2.26 11-30-05

This version provides initial support for the new DDR Chip converter and the new 100-pin DDR adapter. We have also made several program enhancements to the DDR PRO adapter tests, including an improved Auto-Loop test.

Version 2.25 8-03-05

This version provides several bug fixes for the new DDR PRO adapter. In particular, we have fixed some bugs in the support of older SO-DIMM DDR modules with 9 columns and a certain type of registered DDR modules.

Version 2.24 6-09-05

This version provides first support for Extensive Test and Auto-Loop for the new DDR PRO adapter for testing PC466/433/400 high speed modules. Please refer to the online Manual Addendum.
We have also released a new version of the PC Communications program to support the DDR PRO. This PC program is available for download here.

Version 2.24 also introduces the new internal Kernel #7 which supports larger size downloads. The new Kernel automatically replaces the previous one after firmware download.

NOTE: If you have not upgraded your RAMCHECK's firmware since version 2.17 of October 2003, you must first download an intermediate version 2.23, as explained in the download page.

Version 2.23 4-29-05

This version provides additional initial support for the Basic Test of the new DDR PRO adapter for testing PC466/433/400 high speed modules. A new Manual Addendum for the DDR PRO is now available on-line.
Please note that the Extensive Test and Auto-Loop tests for the DDR PRO will be released in few weeks. Currently only the Basic Test is activated.

Version 2.22 3-31-05

This version provides initial support for the new DDR PRO adapter for testing PC466/433/400 high speed modules.
Support large size DDR modules (4GB) on both the new DDR PRO and the older DDR adapter. It also contains additional program enhancements.

Version 2.21 1-31-05

This version adds "Bank Bits Detection" data to the Test Log when testing DDR or SDRAM modules. This data is intended to assist technicians that use the RAMCHECK to repair modules. For more details please review Application Note: INN-8668-APN1: RAMCHECK Device Structure Analysis.

We have added some functionality to the the new RAMCHECK 200-pin DIMM adapter for the x144 EDO/FPM Sun memory modules.

Version 2.20 9-14-04

This version is a production maintenance version with minor enhancements to the test program.

Version 2.19 6-03-04

This version adds the following features and support:

Version 2.18 2-16-04

Added support for two new RAMCHECK adapters: RAMCHECK SOJ Adapter and the RAMCHECK S.O. DIMM 72-pin adapter.

Version 2.17 10-17-03

We have added additional support for several large DDR modules.

SPD warnings and checksum tests can now be disabled. Please review new application note INN-8668-APN9: SPD Warning Messages.

Version 2.16 7-30-03

We have added additional support for the SO DIMM DDR converter.

Test program now provides warning message when SPD data does not match the tested parameters.

Version 2.15 6-12-03

Firmware includes first support for the new DDR S.O. DIMM Converter. Please click the following link to review this new Converter's Manual Addendum.

Version 2.14 4-14-03

It includes improved support for 333MHz at actual clock speed. The 333MHz tests work on all DDR adapters manufactured after November 30, 2002. Previously manufactured adapters still run at 266MHz (300MHz max) even with this version of the firmware.

An affordable factory upgrade for previously manufactured adapters is now available for PC333 DDR testing. Click here for more information.

Firmware download now requires login, using a password.

Version 2.13 1-10-03

This Version includes several test improvements for both SDRAM and DDR devices.

In particular, this Version is the first to support true clock testing of DDR at 333MHz for DDR adapters manufactured after November 30th, 2002. Previously purchased DDR adapters were limited to 300MHz, and need a newly available factory hardware upgrade in order to reach 333MHz speed. Of course, this new Version still works with the older DDR adapters, although at the 266MHz/300MHz level only.

Version 2.12 10-29-02

This Version provides first DDR Extensive Test and DDR Auto-Loop. DDR testing now follows the regular RAMCHECK test flow of Basic Test -> Extensive Test ->Auto-Loop.

The SDRAM Auto-Loop test was improved to eliminate some intermittent failures with large modules.

Version 2.11 7-15-02

DDR tests - Numerous enhancements have been made to the DDR tests:

SDRAM tests - improved Tac measurement routines with some additional tests. Automatically disable Page Burst for 133MHz modules with two banks.

Production Mode - added verification feature for the automatic SPD programming. Test will now explicitly stop if SPD programming failed.

Version 2.10 4-30-02

More support for the new DDR 184-pin adapter. As continuous development of DDR support occurs daily, we will soon release a newer version 2.11e on our Beta Programs page for users of the DDR 184-pin adapter.

Adapting the program to work with the new RAMCHECK Communications program Version 2.14.

Version 2.09 3-20-02

First support for the new DDR 184-pin adapter.

Improving the SDRAM short bit test for higher sensitivity. Improving some old SIMM module testing on the RAMCHECK SIMM adapter.

Version 2.08 2-12-02

Added numerous revisions to improve performance with Registered SDRAM modules at CL=2 and CL=3 tests. Correcting fixed tests at 133MHz with disabled page burst.

Version 2.07 11-09-01

Added support for the new RAMCHECK DIMMCHECK 100 adapter (p/n INN-8668-5).

Added various wiring tables to identify DQ and Address lines on the various RAMCHECK adapters.

Added support for Customized Adapter in Setup Config menu to allow third parties build their own RAMCHECK adapter (Contact tech support for further info).

Added support to Adaptec Scassii type modules.

Removed a confusing INITIAL SPEED message at the start of Basic Test for SDRAM modules. Such initial speed message is relevant only for EDO/FPM modules.

Bugs Fix:


SIMCHECK II Development Log is also relevant for RAMCHECK

Since RAMCHECK is built over the SIMCHECK II original firmware, many issues which were improved for SIMCHECK II are applicable to RAMCHECK. Therefore, you may want to review the extensive SIMCHECK II Development Log.

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