Product News: Software
ISP Flash Program Generator conserves time and effort.
Press Release Summary:
July 9, 2014 - Supporting all ISP (In-System Programming) options, Automated Flash Program Generator (AFPG) automatically generates scripts for universal ISP of non-volatile memory, such as flash devices, and MCUs with integrated flash via boundary scan. Mounted devices are programmed in native environment instead of as individual components before assembly. Tool provides graphical definition of command sequence, possibilities for bad block handling, multi-site support, and corresponding block library.
Original Press Release
All-Embracing Solution for In-System Programming
Press release date: July 1, 2014
GOEPEL electronic announces the extension of the AFPG (Automated Flash Program Generator) for the world’s only solution to support all ISP options (In-System Programming) in one tool. The AFPG is a tool for the automatic generation of scripts for universal in-system programming of non-volatile memory such as flash devices, and also microcontrollers with integrated flash, via boundary scan. The ISP programs mounted devices directly in the native environment, not as individual components before assembly.
The new Version of the AFPG now also supports universal in-system programming of NAND™ flash devices, Phase Change Memories (PCM), OneNAND™ components, FPGA embedded instruments as well as connected processors, via Boundary Scan,. The AFPG tool provides a graphical definition of the command sequence, various possibilities for bad block handling, multi-site support and a corresponding block library with more than 1000 types which work perfectly together with the hardware integrated SPACE architecture.
The new AFPG tool essentially allows cost and time advantages. In-system programming saves costs for socket adaption and external equipment. Production logistics is simplified and storage costs can be reduced. High programming speed and an extremely high degree of automation also ensure time savings. Furthermore, ISP procedures can be openly combined with other testing and processing functions on one platform due to the architecture of SYSTEM CASCON™. Using the appropriate SCANFLEX TAP transceiver, multiple boards can be programmed at the same time (SFX-TAP16/G up to 16 boards).
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.