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April 1, 2014 - Used for universal frequency measurement based on FPGA soft macros, ChipVORX® models consist of modular IP capable of controlling chip embedded instruments. Products allow FPGA-assisted testing of differential clock signals as well as measurement of frequencies directly inside system application. This lets user verify dynamics of signals and increase test coverage, where workflow is fully automated by software. Counter function is also available.

GOEPEL Electronic Automates Embedded Test of Differential Clock Signals


Goepel Electronics, Ltd
9700 Great Hills Trail
Austin, TX, 78759
USA



Press release date: March 25, 2014

Jena/Las Vegas (NV) — Concurrent with the IPC APEX Expo, GOEPEL electronic, the leading vendor of IEEE1149.x compliant JTAG/Boundary Scan solutions, will announce the extension of the ChipVORX® embedded test instruments for universal frequency measurement based on special FPGA soft macros.

The ChipVORX® models are modular IP to control chip embedded instruments which now allow FPGA-assisted test of differential clock signals and the measurement of frequencies directly inside the system application. This allows the user to verify the dynamics of the signals and to increase test coverage, where the workflow is fully automated by the software. As the process works without FPGA design synthesis, a dynamic adaption of the test procedure is possible without problems, e.g. for operational hardware debug of diverse signal pins.

“In modern FPGA designs with Involved Gigabit Interfaces, differential clocks play a decisive role for the stability of data transmission. With the new ChipVORX® models, our customers can now operate appropriate tests”, says Bettina Richter, Marketing Manager at GOEPEL electronic.

The ChipVORX® IP for universal frequency measurement configures an appropriate instrument inside the FPGA, which is fully controllable by the user via the standard IEEE 1149.1 TAP. In addition to frequency measurement, a counter function is also available. These features allow verification of clock signals as well as detection of pulses, non-deterministic signal changes or stuck-at-0/1 errors. Whereas the control for automated production test is realized in the context of the test program, the interactive debugging can access graphic panels. Running the program is possible on any run time station without further options. Gang Applications are supported as well. For automatic generation of test procedures, an integrated Automatic Application Program Generator (AAPG) built into SYSTEM CASCON™ is available.

About Chip Embedded Instruments:
Chip embedded Instruments are permanently integrated or temporarily implemented test and measurement functions (T&M) in an integrated circuit. Virtually, they are the counterpart to external T&M instruments as they don’t require invasive contact by means of probes or nails. Hence, the problem of signal distortion in high-speed designs by parasitic effects of contact is avoided. Chip embedded Instruments are part of the so called Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies that are currently the most modern strategy for validation, test and debug as well as programming of complex boards and systems. They can be utilized throughout the entire product life cycle, enabling improved test coverage at reduced costs.

About ChipVORX®:
ChipVORX is an IP-based technology for implementation, access and control of Chip embedded Instruments via IEEE Std. 1149.x/JTAG. It also supports FPGA embedded instruments in the form of softcores. The ChipVORX® library currently contains more than 300 different test and measurement instruments for all leading FPGA platforms. Some of these instruments are frequency meters and high-speed Flash programmers as well as IP for at-speed access test of dynamic RAM devices. The use of ChipVORX® requires neither expert background knowledge by the user nor special FPGA tools or continuous IP adjustments.

The new ChipVORX® IP models are supported by default from SYSTEM CASCON™ version 4.6.3 and can be activated by the license manager just as the system software. SYSTEM CASCON™ is a professional JTAG Boundary Scan development environment, currently with 45 fully integrated ISP, test and debug tools, developed by GOEPEL electronic. On the hardware end, ChipVORX® is fully supported by the SCANFLEX® hardware platform.

About GOEPEL electronic:
GOEPEL electronic is a worldwide leading vendor of innovative electronic and optical test and inspection systems, being the market leader for professional JTAG/Boundary Scan solutions for Embedded System Access (ESA). A network of branch offices, distributors and service partners ensures global availability of the products as well as the support of the more than 8,000 system installations. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jena/Germany, GOEPEL electronic currently employs more than 200 employees and generated a revenue of 27 Million Euro in 2012 (ca. $37 Mio). GOEPEL electronic has continuously been ISO9001 certified since 1996 and has been honored 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 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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GOEPEL electronic GmbH 
Matthias Müller
Goeschwitzer Str. 58-60
D-07745 Jena
Tel: +49-3641-6896-739
Fax: +49-3641-6896-944
Email: press@goepel.com
URL: www.goepel.com
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