JTAG DIO Module suits signal critical desktop applications.
September 15, 2011 -
On PXI bus basis, PXI5396-DT/x modules support structural JTAG/Boundary Scan tests as well as dynamic I/O operations up to 100 MHz for functional test executions. Impedance controlled VPC interface allows direct coupling to signal critical load boards or other verification environments. Based on 2-component solution comprised of PXI supported interface module and offset desktop module, products enable one test hardware to be used for laboratory verification and in production line.
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GOEPEL electronics LLC
9737 Great Hills Trail, Ste. 170
Austin, TX, 78759
New Digital I/O Module on PXI Basis for Signal Critical Desktop Applications
GOEPEL electronic, globally leading JTAG/Boundary Scan vendor announces the market introduction of PXI5396-DT/x, two additional JTAG Digital I/O Modules on PXI bus basis.
The PXI5396-DT/x modules support structural JTAG/Boundary Scan tests as well as dynamic I/O operations up to 100 MHz for functional test executions. They feature an impedance controlled VPC interface for direct coupling to signal critical load boards or other verification environments. Consequently, users are now able to utilise only one test hardware for both laboratory verification and in the production line with fixture based systems, which results in a significantly higher flexibility.
"Our new modules particularly meet the demands for unique solutions in the lab and production for safety critical application in industry segments such as space and avionics, defence or public transport", says Stefan Meissner, spokesman and Marketing Manager with GOEPEL electronic. "This compatibility generates synergy effects by test program adoption opportunities. Additionally, it allows the implementation of a deterministic test depth already in prototype verification, completely reproducible later in the production area."
The PXI 5396-DT/x modules are based on a two-component solution, consisting of a PXI supported interface module (IFM) and an offset desktop module. The separation of the modules can be up to 2m without loss of performance. The desktop module is equipped with a front connector developed by Virginia Panel Corporation, which allows the module to be connected directly to the test environment. Due to this, an optimum reliability of the I/O signals is achieved by fully controllable line impedance.
Two variants are available, which differ in the on-board memory depth of 72MB with the PXI 5396-DT and 144MB with the PXI 5396-DT/XM). Both variants provide 96 single ended channels, configurable as input, output and tri-state, which allow simultaneous driving and measuring, as well as real-time comparison.
While the signals are processed synchronously to the test bus operations in the JTAG mode, the dynamic I/O mode allows functional testing with freely programmable clock rates within the range of 500Hz to 100MHz. Hence, structural Boundary Scan tests with succeeding functional tests can be executed by means of the same instrument.
For the flexible adaptation to the unit under test (UUT) the interface can be programmed in many parameters. The implemented VarioCore® technology adds extra flexibility to the module by enabling the use of custom IP embedded in the module hardware.
Both PXI 5396/FXT-x are fully software-supported by the integrated JTAG/Boundary Scan development environment SYSTEM CASCON(TM) from version 4.5 on. This includes the automatic generation of wiring diagrams, as well as the Automatic Test Program Generation (ATPG) for Boundary Scan. After the test is finished a failure diagnosis on pin and net level is executed, with the fault location being visualised in the layout.
The execution of functional dynamic tests and the subsequent failure diagnosis are based on the support of the standard IEEE 1445 Digital Test Interchange Format (DTIF), which is now integrated in SYTEM CASCON(TM). Additional to the import processors, an interactive waveform editor is also available.
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 180 employees and generated a revenue of more than 22 Million Euro in 2010 (ca. $31 Mio). 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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