June 11, 2012 -- In cooperation with the company Xilinx, GOEPEL electronic GmbH has developed a new software option to support Platform Cable USB II. The new solution completely integrates the Xilinx hardware into the IEEE 1149.x development environment System Cascon, enabling the utilization of Platform Cable USB II as a native controller to execute boundary scan tests throughout the entire product life cycle.
"We are now able to offer these users a seamless migration into our JTAG/ boundary scan development environment," says Bettina Richter, GOEPEL electronic's Marketing Manager. "Coupling process steps by subsequently using an existent hardware environment provides users an extraordinary synergy and, at the same time, protects investments."
In conjunction with the appropriate development software, Platform Cable USB II offers the opportunity to configure Xilinx PLD/ FPGA components via the JTAG interface and to validate implemented designs. The USB interface power supplies the hardware.
Platform Cable USB II is integrated at the same level as GOEPEL electronic's native IEEE 1149.x controllers by means of the implemented software extension. Therefore, it is able to execute all boundary scan test procedures such as infrastructure tests, memory tests, cluster tests or interconnection tests, supporting all tools integrated in System Cascon such as automated test program generation (ATPG), automatic pin-level fault diagnosis (PFD), multi-mode debugger, batch executor, automatic flash programmer (AFPG) and PLD/ FPGA programmer.
In this context, Platform Cable USB II can also provide in-system programing (ISP) for all Flash components with moderate data. These test and programming operations are trouble-free and also possible in the case of design integrated multi-drop devices as respective control sequences are involved in the TAP bit stream fully automatically. All scan routers of the companies Telefunken Semiconductor, Texas Instruments and Firecron are supported.
All test and ISP procedures generated in the Xilinx hardware are completely cross-compatible with all JTAG/ boundary scan controllers from GOEPEL electronic, incl. PicoTAP as well as ScanBooster and ScanFlex series.
The interface option for Platform Cable USB II is an integrated standard in from release 4.6.1 on and free of charge for users with valid maintenance contracts. The hardware can be purchased via Xilinx or its distributors.
Go to the GOEPEL electronic GmbH website for details.