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TAP Transceiver provides 16 parallel test access ports.
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February 27, 2013 - Featuring integrated power supply, 19 in. rackmount SFX-TAP16/G-RM is designed for testing and programming of up to 16 electronic assemblies in parallel. Architecture supports Embedded System Access technologies, including boundary scan, processor emulation, and chip-embedded instrumentation, enabling basic paradigm change without mechanical probe access. SCANFLEX module was developed specifically for gang applications, whereby various test and programming strategies can be combined.

Gang Tester Provides Significant Increase in Throughput

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

Press release date: February 19, 2013

SFX-TAP16/G-RM supports Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies

GOEPEL electronic introduces SFX-TAP16/G-RM, a new version of its TAP Transceiver for the test and programming of up to 16 electronic assemblies in parallel. The compact solution with integrated system power supply helps to increase the throughput for UUT (unit under test) with a single TAP (test access port) by factor 16, which results in significantly improved production efficiency and reduced investment costs. Thanks to the TAP interfaces’ programmability (voltage, delay, protocol, etc.) and the TAP-to-UUT assignments’ individual configurability, the system can be flexibly customized to fit nearly any environment and application.

“Our OEM, ODM, and EMS customers show constantly growing interest in solutions for high-speed programming of Flash through processor debug interface or with an FPGA-embedded programmer in order to increase throughput. This new addition to our SCANFLEX hardware portfolio additionally ensures the utilization of dynamic tests based on processor emulation in production lines or stress tests in climatic chambers“, says  Thomas Wenzel, Managing Director of GOEPEL electronic’s Boundary Scan Division. “The detection of latent defects in particular in HASS/HALT procedures becomes more and more important for many test and production scenarios. Hence, our SFX-TAP16-G-RM is a logical consequence in providing new technologies for maximum fault coverage.”

About SFX-TAP16/G-RM:
The SFX-TAP16/G-RM, available as rack mount version in 19’’ technology (1U), provides 16 parallel TAPs.  Its architecture supports all modern Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies, including boundary scan, processor emulation, and chip-embedded instrumentation, enabling the basic paradigm change for test and programming methods without mechanical probe access (non-intrusive). This new SCANFLEX module was developed specifically for Gang applications, whereby various test and programming strategies can be freely combined.

The new transceiver can be flexibly adapted to the UUT characteristics; its bandwidth reaches from concurrent test/programming of 16 UUTs with a single TAP to two UUT with eight TAP each. In addition, the TAPs can be individually programmed in many parameters.

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 8,000 system installations. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jena/Germany, GOEPEL electronic employs currently 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 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

Press Contact:
GOEPEL electronic GmbH 
Stefan Meissner   
Goeschwitzer Str. 58-60/66  
D-07745 Jena 
Tel: +49-3641-6896-739
Fax: +49-3641-6896-944

Sales Contact USA:
David Whetstone
GOEPEL electronics LLC  
9737 Great Hills Trail, Ste. 170  
Austin, TX 78759   
Tel.: +1 512 782 2500
Fax: +1 734 471 1444
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