Boundary Scan Test Vector Migration into SPEA 3030 Board Testers
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GOEPEL electronics LLC
9737 Great Hills Trail, Ste. 170
Austin, TX, 78759
Press release date: December 20, 2010
In cooperation with its German GATE(TM) program partner TAP (Tietjen Automatisierte Prueftechnik) GOEPEL electronic has developed a software tool that converts test vectors, generated in SYSTEM CASCON(TM), into executable test pattern of the SPEA 3030 In-Cicruit tester (ICT). The new method converts the JTAG bus' serial vectors as well as the parallel I/O vectors to the board test system's pin electronics. The utilisation of the SPEA 3030 test channels within the Boundary Scan test parts results in a significant higher test coverage and an even more efficient fault localisation.
The new tool considers the SPEA 3030 system configuration and generates required data, workflow structures and contents of the test plan. The generation of the test pattern is implemented by an OBP driver (on-board programming), developed by the Company TAP. Response vectors of faulty test runs are converted to formats, which can be evaluated in SYSTEM CASCON(TM). This enables the full fault diagnostic can be executed in the Boundary Scan software.
"Now a very simple JTAG/Boundary Scan entry with the SPEA ICT is possible without additional hardware", explains Alexander Beck, GOEPEL electronic's expert for Boundary Scan integration into ATE systems. "Also existing projects can be checked for their Boundary Scan ability in ICT adapter systems fast and easily."
Hinrich Tietjen, CEO of TAP, adds: This integration's core application is clearly in the production area with Boundary Scan test contents, e.g. infrastructure test, interconnection test, cluster test, manually generated Boundary Scan test parts and Memory Access test."
The software tool, support in generating Boundary Scan and ICT test parts as well as project transfer is provided by the Company TAP.
The high performance SCANFLEX hardware components have been successfully implemented ensuring full Boundary Scan functionality in the SPEA 3030 test systems for years.
Since its foundation in 1997, Tietjen Automatisierte Prueftechnik has been active in various areas of test application generation. In addition to the main technologies Boundary Scan, In-Circuit test and Functional test program generation, the enterprise develops and produces PC based test stands for multiple performance requirements. Additional resources were created for manufacturing test fixtures and special contacting.
About GOEPEL electronic:
GOEPEL electronic is a worldwide leading vendor of professional JTAG/Boundary Scan solutions and technology innovator of IP based instrumentation. With more than 100 product launches the company became the biggest innovator in the market within the last five years. A network of branch offices, distributors and service partners ensures the global availability of the products as well as the support of the more than 7,000 system installations. Founded 1991 and headquartered in Jena, Germany, GOEPEL electronic employs currently about 160 employees and generated a revenue of 17.9 Million Euro in 2009. GOEPEL electronic has continuously been ISO9001 certified since 1996 and has been honoured with TOP-JOB and TOP-100 awards for being one of the best medium-sized companies in Germany. GOEPEL electronic's products won several awards in recent years and are used by the leading companies in telecommunication, automotive, space and avionics, industrial controls, medical technology, and other industries. Further information about the company and its products can be found on the internet at www.goepel.com.
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