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Publication Date: 09/1/2009
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In-System Emulation Technology from Goepel
Jena, Germany — Goepel electronic has developed a dedicated model library for the Infineon processor family, XC16x that supports the innovative emulation technology VarioTAP®.

The libraries, described as VarioTAP models, are modular structures as intelligent IP and enable a complete fusion of Boundary Scan test and JTAG emulation. By using this technology, embedded and external flash can be in-system programmed with the help of the processor function. Furthermore, the technology supports interlaced Bus Emulation Tests (BET) and System Emulation Tests (SET) for extended JTAG/Boundary Scan functionality.

The VarioTAP IP models for the Infineon processors XC16x (XC161/XC164/XC167) have been developed in close cooperation with the Company Testonica, which recently joined the GATE partner program, and enable flash programming as well as a multitude of emulation test functions. The models support all possible scan chain configurations from standalone operations, mixed modes with other JTAG devices including scan router implementations.

The adaptive streaming technology of the TAP signals allows emulation tests to be executed in parallel or interactively with Boundary Scan tests within a test program, and the number of TAPs is unlimited. Using the SCANFLEX® hardware platform, up to 8 TAPs can be actuated independently.

In addition to embedded Flash, the software also supports externally connected Flash with the script generation performed automatically. In addition to dynamic tests of externally connected components such as RAMs or I/O resources, the IP functions for bus emulation and system emulation enable the functional test of on-chip interfaces as well as the execution of a customer-defined program code.

Contact: Goepel electronics LLC, 9600 Great Hills Trail, Suite 150W, Austin, TX 78759 512-782-2500 E-mail: Web:

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