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SIMCHECK II Advantages and Comparison
- Q. What are the main benefits of the
SIMCHECK II PLUS family?
A. Below is a growing list of benefits that the SIMCHECK II PLUS family offers.
||Fully automatic and
easy to use; has address-driving capability for 4Giga addresses per
||Full support for
SDRAM/EDO/FPM, including support for PC133/100/66 memory.
||Detailed test results like size,
speed, type and structure are shown in a full graphics display.
||Fast testing; a 64M
SDRAM completes the Basic Test in 14 seconds.
||Stand alone, yet can
be connected to your PC for logging and printing reports (software and cable
capabilities for advanced users.
including reading, editing, and programming.
high-temperature tests with our patented Chip-Heat Mode
||Power supply is
- Q. Can SIMCHECK II/II se PLUS test
individual memory chips and other types of memory modules?
A. Yes. We offer numerous optional adapters to meet your testing needs. Please
refer to our adapter page for additional
information on the items we offer. Also, for additional questions concerning
the adapters themselves, please refer to our Adapter FAQ section.
- Q. Do I need to buy the SIMCHECK PC
Communications software to connect SIMCHECK II to a PC?
A. No. Every SIMCHECK II/II se PLUS memory tester comes with the software and
the serial cable required to connect it to the PC. The SIMCHECK II, however, is
primarily a stand alone unit and does not need to be connected to the PC for it
- Q. Can the SIMCHECK II PLUS firmware
be upgraded via the Internet? How often should I upgrade?
A. Yes. In fact, when the original SIMCHECK II base tester was launched in
1995, we were one of the pioneering companies that provided Internet firmware
upgrades. These upgrades insure that your firmware is always up to date to
include the benefits of our on-going product software development, thereby
enhancing your investment. We recommend that you upgrade the
firmware every three months or when you receive
- Q. How complicated is it to use
A. While SIMCHECK II can produce hundreds of different screens full of
information (as you may have seen on this web site) and advanced setup options,
we have the reputation of producing the most user-friendly machine in our
industry. Most users, who care to know only if the device under test is good or
bad, can perform the test with pressing only one button (F1). SIMCHECK II
automatically detects the type of tested device and selects the optimal test
settings. All test results are clearly displayed (or printed with your PC).
- Q. Can SIMCHECK II test parity, ECC,
or parity emulation modules?
A. Yes. SIMCHECK II automatically detects parity and ECC bits, and informs the
user if parity emulation chips are used.
- Q. Who should use the advanced setup
features of the SIMCHECK II PLUS?
A. Many memory manufacturers are using the SIMCHECK II PLUS worldwide. While
they are typically the ones to use the advanced setup features, there are also
many advanced users that use the advanced setup for various applications.
However, we have designed the advanced setup routine to be transparent to the
- Q. Does the SIMCHECK II include a
built in demo mode?
A. Yes. You can access the SIMCHECK II/II se demo mode by pressing F3 during
Standby mode. It will quickly familiarize you with the test process and the
tester's main features.
- Q. What are the advantages of
SIMCHECK II PLUS over the competition?
A. Since the SIMCHECK II PLUS is our most advance memory tester, we have put
all the capabilities we could into it. Unlike some of our competitors, we do
not have another more expensive tester that we need to artifiicially
differenciate from the SIMCHECK II PLUS. Therefore, we believe that we were
able to provide the best performance at our price level. In particular, the
SIMCHECK II PLUS surpasses the competition in its ability to tests modules at
true high-speed clock frequencies, and its ease of use. Its tests are
comprehensive, and its modular structure is upgradeable and versatile.
- Q. Do you compare SIMCHECK II PLUS to
other competing portable memory testers?
A. The success of our older SIMCHECK PLUS, the original portable SIMM tester,
enticed several new companies to try to imitate the features of our original
design. We do not believe in bad mouthing the competition, therefore, we would
like to show you the advantages of SIMCHECK II by simply comparing it to our
older, standard setting SIMCHECK PLUS. Such a comparison will clearly highlight
SIMCHECK II's unique features, so that you can easily do your own comparison
between SIMCHECK II and the competition. Please click
here to review our comparison.
- Q. Can you compare the performance of
SIMCHECK II PLUS to the high-end memory testers used by some manufacturers to
certify their modules?
A. While the SIMCHECK II PLUS incorporates break-through features previously
available only in the high-end memory test equipment industry, we cannot, of
course, compare the SIMCHECK II PLUS with the high-end memory test systems
which often cost above $500,000. Such high-end systems are tailor programmed
for the specific modules they test, and they have the supreme accuracy required
for full certification of the memory module. The SIMCHECK II PLUS is not
offered as a certifying machine. And yet, many module manufacturers use the
SIMCHECK II PLUS in the production floor.
Please contact our
department for pricing information concerning the available upgrade services
for your test systems.