Boundary Scan Software Platform SYSTEM CASCON from Goepel
Jul 10, 2007
GOEPEL electronic, worldwide leading vendor of JTAG/Boundary Scan solutions compliant with IEEE Std. 1149.1,has introduced a new tool suite to specifically support remote diagnostics of faults as a new integrated part of its JTAG/Boundary Scan software platform, SYSTEM CASCON™.
The newly developed tools enable the export of test vectors to be processed in third party environments and a subsequent remote diagnostic of faults by independent diagnostic servers. In addition to various vector formats, the solution supports a flexible crosslinkability of the entire process chain up to online operations. The quality of the Automatic Pin Fault Diagnostic (PFD) and the graphical fault visualisation in layout/schematic remains unaffected.
"With the new tools we are the first vendor that provides a solution for the remote fault diagnostic, which is open in format and can be configured for individual target applications." Thomas Wenzel, managing director of GOEPEL electronic's Boundary Scan division, gladly announces. "Our customers are now able to re-use test vectors throughout the entire product life cycle also in connection with other execution environments. Furthermore, they can use all integrated system tools for fault analysis".
The solution is based on a special vector interface for the export and import of test patterns in various formats which is completely integrated in SYSTEM CASCON™. In addition to the ASCII based formats JAM/STAPL (JESD71), Serial Vector Format (SVF), CASLAN (native CASCON programming language) and TSSI TDS, a number of binary formats are supported during the export.
The TAP number is only limited by conventions of the selected format and not by the interface. The solutions special performance is attained by the opportunity to handle serial (TAP) vectors as well as parallel I/O (PIO) vectors. That means, that all in SYSTEM CASCON generated HYSCAN (Hybrid Scan) test sets, e.g. to be executed in an In-Circuit Tester, can completely be exported. In this way, the ICT is able to emulate TAP signals via its pin electronics, and in synchronisation, apply the parallel vectors per nail bed access.
The new tools are integrated into SYSTEM CASCON™ from version 4.4 onwards, and are activated per license manager. The new release is already shipping and is valid for users with valid software maintenance contracts.