Model Libraries aid MCU application testing and programming.

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VarioTAP® model libraries, used for universal processor emulation, are available for Infineon XMC MCUs based on ARM® Cortex™-M cores. As part of IP library, VarioTAP model contains all relevant access information for respective target processor. This lets users select processor corresponding to their design and test/validate connected hardware unit as well as program Flash memories. Processor is reconfigured to provide design-integrated test and programming instruments via native debug port.



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GOEPEL Electronics Simplifies Test and Programming of Applications with Infineon XMC Processors



GOEPEL electronics announces the availability of specific VarioTAP® model libraries for universal processor emulation for the XMC family of Infineon. Thereby, 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 XMC MCU family from Infineon. The processors are based on Cortex™ -M-Cores von ARM®, which are specially designed for applications in the fields of renewable energy, manufacturing and building automation, transportation, logistics, medical and lightning equipment. The family currently includes derivates of 128kB to 1MB of internal memory, which can be programmed, verified and read with VarioTAP.



The XMC4500 is currently the largest representative and comes in a LFBGA package with 144 pins, not allowing direct contact with external instruments. VarioTAP can be utilized to provide designintegrated tools for test, hardware debug, Flash programming and design validation after chip mounting.



About GOEPEL electronic:

GOEPEL electronics 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 electronics employs currently more than 215 employees and generated a revenue of 30 Million Euro in 2014 (ca. $32 Mio). GOEPEL electronics 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 Press Release No.: 1,536 Date: 27 October 2015 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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