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Publication Date: 09/1/2012
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Goepel and Cypress Jointly Present New Programming Tools
Jena, Germany — In close cooperation with Cypress, Goepel electronic has developed a dedicated VarioTAP® model library for the PSoC®3 programmable System on Chip series. VarioTAP is a universal processor centric emulation technology for programming, test and design validation. The solution enables the onboard programming of the PSoC3 devices at system level throughout the entire product life cycle.

User benefits: significant increases in programming efficiency and savings in additional investments for other test and programming equipment. The libraries, described as VarioTAP models, are structured modularly as intelligent IP, enabling a complete fusion of programming and test using processor debug interfaces and other technologies such as Boundary Scan or Chip-Embedded Instruments on a single platform.

The Cypress PSoC3 are true programmable System-on-Chip devices combining high precision analog units with flexible digital periphery, ultra-low power, embedded processing and PLD-based logic. Programming of the embedded Flash and debugging can be executed using the JTAG interface or the SWD interface.

VarioTAP enables the reconfiguration of the integrated processor into a native design embedded test and programming controller using the JTAG Debug port. The IP contains all necessary functions to control the entire execution and for matching the stringent timing requirements. Thus, the use of VarioTAP does not require expert background knowledge, additional development tools or processor-specific pods, which makes the handling easy and uncomplicated. The new VarioTAP IP models are supported in the development and execution software CASCON GALAXY® starting from version 4.6.0, and are activated by the license manager in the system software. CASCON GALAXY is a professional JTAG/Boundary Scan development environment, developed by Goepel electronic with currently 45 completely integrated ISP, test, and debug tools. The utilization of the respective VarioTAP models is free of charge for existing customers with valid software maintenance contracts.

Contact: Goepel electronic LLC, 9737 Great Hills Trail, Suite 170, Austin, TX 78759 888-446-3735 or 512-782-2500 fax: 734-471-1444 E-mail: Web: or

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