Model Libraries support Altera Arria®V FPGA devices.
September 6, 2012 -
Consisting of Intellectual Properties for implementation and control of chip embedded instruments, ChipVORX® models enable multitude of FPGA-assisted test and programming functions, such as programming of parallel NOR and NAND-Flash, frequency measurement, and high-speed programming of serial Boot Flash. Within ChipVORX framework, instruments are temporarily loaded, configured, and finally controlled as soft macros via standard IEEE 1149.1 TAP into FPGA.
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ChipVORX® Technology for Chip Embedded Instruments Extended to Altera Arria®V FPGA Series
GOEPEL electronic announces the availability of the first ChipVORX® model libraries for the new generation of Arria V GX FPGA devices from Altera supporting embedded test and embedded programming.
ChipVORX® provides users the opportunity to implement a so called Embedded System Access (ESA), completely omitting nail or probe contacting. In this case, per JTAG control the Altera FPGA are utilized as natural, design-integrated test centers, helping to increase test quality and to reduce effort.
"Especially the integrated transceivers' low power consumption has been an important feature for a number of customers on the field of communication solutions to use the new Arria V FPGA in their future designs. Our new ChipVORX models simultaneously provide ideal support applying innovative test and programming strategies", says Heiko Ehrenberg, Technology Officer for Embedded System Access (ESA) with GOEPEL electronic. "The ChipVORX technology's reusability plays a particular role throughout the entire product life cycle. The FPGA embedded instruments can be utilized for prototype verification as well as production test, debugging and fault diagnosis."
The ChipVORX® models are Intellectual Properties (IP) for implementation and control of chip embedded instruments. They enable a multitude of FPGA assisted test and programming functions, among others access test of time-critical DDR-SDRAM, programming of parallel NOR and NAND-Flash, frequency measurement as well as high-speed programming of serial Boot Flash.
Within the ChipVORX framework instruments are temporarily loaded, configured and finally controlled as soft macros via the standard IEEE 1149.1 TAP into the FPGA. The entire work flow is fully automatic and synthesis-free. For all test, measurement and programming procedures there are automatic generators that also analyze the UUT's functional structure and establish an interconnection from instrument to signal pin (IP to pin). Furthermore, the opportunity of interactive graphical control panels facilitates debugging.
The ChipVORX® models for Arria®V FPGA were developed in close cooperation with the company and GATE alliance partner Testonica. The usage of the ChipVORX® requires neither expert background knowledge nor specific FPGA tools or continuous IP adjustments. The execution of ChipVORX® based routines is possible on each run-time station without further options. Also Gang applications can be implemented.
The Arria®V ChipVORX® IP models are supported as standard starting from SYSTEM CASCON(TM) version 4.6.1 and are activated by the licence manager like the system software. SYSTEM CASCON(TM) is a professional JTAG/Boundary Scan development environment, developed by GOEPEL electronic with currently 47 completely integrated ISP, test, and debug tools. Regarding the hardware, ChipVORX® is completely supported by the controllers of the SCANBOOSTER(TM) family, as well as by the hardware platform SCANFLEX®.
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 the global availability of the products as well as the support of the more than 7,500 system installations. Founded 1991 and headquartered in Jena, Germany, GOEPEL electronic employs currently about 200 employees and generated a revenue of 26 Million Euro in 2011 (ca. $35 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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