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Publication Date: 08/1/2011
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Goepel Supports Next Gen Picochip
Jena, Germany — Goepel electronic has developed special VarioTAP® IPs for testing the new generation femtocell chips in cooperation with Picochip. The solution enables dynamic processor emulation tests (PET) for fault detection and diagnostics for board and system level, as well as supporting embedded Flash programming.

The cooperation with Picochip was to support the innovative applications of that company's new femtocell devices with the latest test strategies. The company achieved this goal with the release of its latest VarioTAP IP.

Picochip's customers can utilize not only the Goepel JTAG/Boundary Scan capability but also the emulation capability for testing and programming in a fully integrated solution. This starts at the design stage and is carried on through the product cycle to production. This allows for accelerated test development to get innovative products to market faster and more cost-effectively. The PC500 is the latest device from Picochip, and is a high-performance baseband processor especially designed for "small cell" systems. It supports both FDD and TDD versions of LTE as well as dual-mode with HSPA.

Using the standard debug port, VarioTAP converts this processor into a native design embedded test and programming controller. In addition to Boundary Scan, the strategy known as processor emulation test (PET) is currently the most up-to-date method of embedded test access technologies and enables a functional at-speed test of chips, boards and complete systems.

Contact: Goepel electronics LLC, 9600 Great Hills Trail, Suite 150W, Austin, TX 78759 888-446-3735 or 512-782-2500 E-mail: Web: or

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