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New low-cost Boundary Scan Bundle for Technology Entry 18 February 2013 10:48
GOEPEL electronic provides a special package for beginners in
JTAG/Boundary Scan or users with cost-sensitive projects. PicoTAP
Designer Studio is a complete Boundary Scan test system incl.
hardware and software, offering an extremely reasonable
price-performance-ratio. In addition to a Mixed Signal I/O module,
the bundle contains the world’s smallest Boundary Scan controller
PicoTAP, which is powered via USB and can be plugged directly into
the I/O module.
Given that the bundle is able to cover a multitude of Boundary Scan
applications, for instance prototype hardware debugging or
interconnection test between BGA components, it suits for the design
stage as well as small batch production. Furthermore, it presents an
interesting solution for respective projects at universities and
About PicoTAP Designer Studio:
The hardware/software bundle contains a PicoTAP controller, a CION
Module FXT-96/A and a SYSTEM CASCON™ Basic/SX Development Station.
Because of the included CION I/O module, analogue and digital
peripheral ports can also be tested. Additionally, relays and Opto
I/O are available to flexibly optimize test coverage.
Two package versions are available, i.e. users may choose their most
beneficial version. The bundle’s performance level can be extended
from pure test (base version) to additional applications such as
in-system programming of small Flash and PLD or memory and cluster
test. Numerous hardware and software options are additionally
available, so that the test unit’s performance may grow with the
application and investments are protected.
About JTAG/Boundary Scan:
Boundary Scan (IEEE Std. 1149.x) is a modern access method for the
test and programming of complex circuits without mechanical probe
Boundary Scan is part of the Embedded System Access (ESA) strategies
and is based on design-integrated test electronics. ESA technologies
include techniques such as Chip Embedded Instruments, Processor
Emulation Test, In-System Programming or Core Assisted Programming.
They are currently the most modern strategies for validation, test
and debug as well as programming of complex boards and systems. They
can be applied throughout the entire product life cycle, enabling
enhanced test coverage at reduced costs.
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