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Publication Date: 05/1/2010
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Goepel Intros Low-Cost Boundary Scan Controller
Boundary-scan PCI bus controller.
Jena, Germany — Goepel electronic has introduced the SCANBOOSTER/PCI-DT, a new high-performance, low-cost boundary scan controller, as an addition to the company's product line. The new controller is compliant with the PCI bus specification and supports JTAG/Boundary Scan tests, VarioTAP® emulation tests, In-System Programming (ISP) for PLD and FPGA, as well as In-System Programming for Flash serial EEPROM devices of moderate size.

According to the company, the controller was developed to open the PCI bus' high performance for low-cost boundary scan applications with signal critical distances.

The product consists of a PCI plug-in card coupled with an external TAP transceiver unit, which permits distances up to four meters. It provides two separate Test Access Ports (TAPs) and supports a programmable TCK frequency up to 16MHz. Exchangeable TAP Interface Cards (TIC) make the controller flexible and future-proof. Test bus parameters such as output and input voltage as well as output and input impedance can be programmed independently for both TAPs. As an additional resource, the controller provides 32 voltage-level-programmable, dynamic Parallel I/O, two ADC/DAC channels, external trigger signals, and three static I/Os. Thus, it is ready to be deployed for extended test and PLD/Flash programming operations. Programs developed for the controller are cross-compatible with any controller of the SCANBOOSTER® series or the innovative SCANFLEX® Boundary Scan platform.

The product is fully supported by SYSTEM CASCON®, reportedly the only completely integrated development environment with a powerful mixed-signal programming language (CASLAN) for IEEE Std.1149.x. It provides more than 40 tools for Automatic Test Program Generation (ATPG), pin-fault diagnostics, VarioTAP emulation test, in-system programming (ISP), debugging, schematic and layout visualization, and more.

Contact: Goepel electronics LLC, 9600 Great Hills Trail, Suite 150W, Austin, TX 78759 888-446-3735 or 512-782-2500 E-mail: info-AT-goepelusa.com Web:
http://www.goepelusa.com or http://www.goepel.com

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