IP Libraries support ARM11® core processors.

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Structured modularly as intelligent IP, VarioTAP® models enable complete fusion of Boundary Scan test and JTAG emulation. Employing this technology, embedded or external Flash can be in-system programmed via native processor function. Additionally, VarioTAP® supports interlaced Bus Emulation Tests and System Emulation Tests for extended JTAG/Boundary Scan functionality. Multitude of possible configurations including multi-processor and multi-core applications is supported.



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In-System Emulation Technology VarioTAP® supports ARM11® Core



GOEPEL electronic, worldwide leading vendor of JTAG/Boundary Scan solutions compliant to IEEE1149.x has developed a dedicated model library for processors with ARM11® architecture that supports the innovative emulation technology VarioTAP®.

The libraries, described as VarioTAP® models, are structured modularly as intelligent IP and enable a complete fusion of Boundary Scan test and JTAG emulation. Employing this technology, embedded or external Flash can be in-system programmed via the native processor function. Furthermore, VarioTAP® supports interlaced Bus Emulation Tests (BET) and System Emulation Tests (SET) for extended JTAG/Boundary Scan functionality.

"The new VarioTAP® models supporting the ARM architecture are another important step towards the fast VarioTAP® technology qualification for all ARM cores", says Steffen Koehler, team manager Emulation Test in GOEPEL electronic's JTAG/Boundary Scan Division. "In completed customer projects in telecommunication and multimedia, they enable a significant increase in fault coverage as well as Flash programming speed on a unique platform compared to hitherto utilised instrumentations."

The VarioTAP IP-models for ARM11 will constantly be extended, and can be used for all implementations of these cores into respective MCU of chip providers. A multitude of possible configurations incl. multi-processor and multi-core applications are supported. The adaptive streaming technology of the TAP signals allows emulation tests to be carried out in parallel or interactively to Boundary Scan tests within a test program.

In the flash programming both NOR and NAND flash are supported, whereas the so-called bad block handling can be realised in a standardised or customised version.
The use of VarioTAP® does not require expert background knowledge, additional development tools or processor-specific pods, which makes the handling easy and uncomplicated.

Due to the OEM cooperation with all leading vendors of In-Circuit Testers (ICT), Manufacturing Defect Analysers (MDA), Flying Probe Testers (FPT) and Functionality Testers (FCT), the new solution is available for production with immediate effect.

The new VarioTAP® IP-models are supported beginning with SYSTEM CASCON(TM) version 4.5.3 and are activated by the licence manager like the system software. SYSTEM CASCON(TM) is a special JTAG/Boundary Scan development environment designed by GOEPEL electronic with currently 45 completely integrated ISP, test and debug tools. In regard to hardware, VarioTAP® is supported by the controllers of the SCANBOOSTER® series and the hardware platform SCANFLEX®.

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 product launches the company became the biggest innovator in the market within the last five years. 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 employs currently about 160 employees and generated a revenue of 17.9 Million Euro in 2009. 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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Email: press@goepel.com

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