Bus Access Cables enable tests of LIN interfaces.

Press Release Summary:

In connection with SCANFLEX® multi-port I/O module SFX-9305, series 9305-BAC/LIN-x enables test of LIN 1.3/2.0 interfaces in addition to extended JTAG/Boundary Scan operations. Each bus access cable (BAC) can be independently plugged into any free port of SFX-9305, where interface is automatically recognized/configured. Available interface functions contain stepwise handling of protocol layers, and users can completely control interface target without additional driver software.

Original Press Release:

JTAG/Boundary Scan Platform SCANFLEX® Enables Tests of LIN Interfaces

GOEPEL electronic introduced 9305-BAC/LIN-x, another Bus Access Cables (BAC) as a new member of the industry leading JTAG/Boundary Scan hardware platform SCANFLEX®.

In connection with the SCANFLEX® multi port module SFX-9305 the new family member of Bus Access Cables enables the test of LIN interfaces conforming to specification LIN 1.3 and 2.0, in combination with extended JTAG/Boundary Scan operations.

"LIN is well-established for controlling noncritical-safety modules in the Automotive industry. It has emerged as an important standard interface which we are able to completely encapsulate into the production test, by means of our SCANFLEX® access module", says Thomas Wenzel, managing director of GOEPEL electronic's Boundary Scan Division. "Thanks to the flexible integration opportunities of Boundary Scan test, interface control and emulation test users can significantly increase test depth and additionally achieve significant cost reductions."

In the pool of already existing Bus Access Cables for Bluetooth, LAN, USB2.0 (Master/Slave), RS232 and CAN (HS/LS), 9305-BAC/LIN is already the eight family member. Each BAC can be independently plugged into any free port of the SFX-9305 SCANFLEX® I/O module, where the interface will be recognised and configured automatically.

Available interface functions contain the stepwise handling of protocol layers incl. bi-directional data transfer. Consequently, users are able to completely control the interface target without additional driver software, and clearly identify faults.
By utilising VarioTAP® emulation tests LIN bus interfaces can also be tested without the native target firmware.

In connection with the SFX-9305 module a 9305-BAC/LIN-x can be combined with all SCANFLEX® controllers on PCI, PCI Express, Cabled PCI Express, PXI, PXI Express, FireWire, USB or LAN platforms. It is fully supported in the industry leading Boundary Scan Software SYSTEM CASCON(TM) from version 4.5 on. Module configuration and handling of test program data are based on user-friendly CASLAN instructions. CASLAN is an extremely powerful Boundary Scan programming language with several hundred commands supporting IEEE1149.1, IEEE1149.4, IEEE1149.6, IEEE1532, and JESD71 as well as mixed signal operations and VarioTAP® for emulation test.

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 new product launches over the last five years alone the company established its position as the market's leading innovator. 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 has currently about 160 employees and generated a revenue of 19.7 Million Euro in 2008. GOEPEL electronic has continuously been ISO 9001 certified since 1996 and has been honoured with the TOP-JOB award 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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