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GOEPEL electronic extends JULIET Desktop Tester to support Embedded System Access
JENA, GERMANY - 
GOEPEL electronic presents a number of new features for its desktop tester series JULIET™.

The systems now support all Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies for high-speed in-system programming of Flash, PLD and MCU as well as structural and functional at-speed board test. In addition to traditional Boundary Scan, test strategies such as Processor Emulation and Chip Embedded Instruments based on VarioTAP® and ChipVORX® technologies, respectively, are supported.

There are several innovations for system operations: universal adaptors for fast prototype adaption, an automated release mechanism and a pneumatic lock mechanism are available. Furthermore, all JULIET systems provide the same user interface as the RAPIDO in-line programmers, i.e. a uniform operating concept for all production systems.

“The JULIET test systems particularly address the flexible low volume production area, but are also utilized for fault diagnosis in repair processes and specific calibration procedures. The new features help for a significant increase in the systems’ safety, productivity and fault coverage”, says Alexander Beck, Team Manager Integration within GOEPEL electronic’s JTAG/Boundary Scan Division. “Utilizing the preconfigured JULIET tester avoids time-consuming integrations for expensive customized solutions, additionally accompanied by a more effective process handling.”

 About the JULIET™ System Family:
The modular JULIET systems combine all test electronics, as well as the basic mechanics in a compact desktop system. Furthermore, they are equipped with a special interface to an exchangeable adaptor providing fast changes to accommodate different Units Under Test (UUT).

All systems provide four independently programmable UUT voltages incl. current measurement for two and four registers for support of gang-applications. An integrated exchangeable-adaptor appliance with type recognition allows standard UUT adaptations through needle contacts or real connectors with simultaneous access to all interface signals, even in the active state. Due to this, the selective monitoring of critical signals is tremendously facilitated and debugging becomes more effective. Based on this, a broad use of the systems in various markets and applications is possible.

About Chip Embedded Instruments:
Chip embedded Instruments are permanently integrated or temporarily implemented test and measurement functions (T&M) in an integrated circuit. Virtually, they are the counterpart to external T&M instruments as they don’t require invasive contacting by means of probes or nails. Hence, the problem of signal distortion in high-speed designs by parasitic contacting effects is omitted. Chip embedded Instruments are part of the so called Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies that are currently the most modern strategy for validation, test and debug as well as programming of complex boards and systems. They can be utilized throughout the entire product life cycle, enabling improved test coverage at reduced costs.

Further information about the company and its products can be found on the internet at www.goepel.com.

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