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Universal Processor Emulation is available for TI AM355x series.

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July 17, 2014 - VarioTAP® technology is available for universal processor emulation for Texas Instruments AM355x products of Sitara™ series. Configuration provides design-integrated test and programming instruments via native debug port. Respective VarioTAP® model, as part of IP library, contains all relevant access information for respective target processor. Users can select processor corresponding to their design and then test and validate connected hardware unit as well as program Flash memories.

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VarioTAP® Processor Emulation for Texas Instruments AM355x Family

Press release date: July 11, 2014

GOEPEL electronic extends the VarioTAP® technology for universal processor emulation for the Texas Instruments AM355x family of the Sitara™ series. The processor is reconfigured to provide design-integrated test and programming instruments via the native debug port. A respective VarioTAP® model, as part of an extensive IP library, contains all relevant access information for the respective target processor. On this basis, users can select a processor corresponding to their design and be able to test and validate the connected hardware unit as well as program Flash memories.

The new VarioTAP® model offers these techniques for the AM355x family from Texas Instruments. These processors allow designs with many features including lower power consumption. Main areas of application are automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The processors are based on a 32-bit ARM Cortex A8 RISC architecture with clock frequencies up to 1.0 GHz. They are integrated into miniaturized housings as BGA components with up to 324 Pins, not allowing direct contacting to external instruments. VarioTAP® can be utilized to provide design-integrated tools for test, hardware debug, Flash programming and design validation after chip mounting.

About VarioTAP®:
VarioTAP® is a technology for processor emulation developed by GOEPEL electronic. Thereby, a processor is reconfigured to provide design-integrated test and programming instruments via the native debug port. A respective VarioTAP® model, as part of an extensive IP library, contains all relevant access information for the respective target processor. On this basis users can select a processor corresponding to their design and be able to test and validate the connected hardware unit as well as program Flash memories.

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 25 Million Euro in 2013 (ca. $34 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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