Test & Measurement
Goepel – Smallest JTAG / boundary scan controller is both handy and efficient (PicoTAP)Feb 28 2011 - Test & Measurement [More Test & Measurement Articles]
Announced as the world’s smallest JTAG / boundary scan controller with single TAP interface, the PicoTAP, has been introduced by Goepel Electronics. The handy new solution (matchbox size) has been designed for simple boundary scan test and programming tasks and for cost-critical applications throughout the entire product life cycle. If users want to upgrade their boundary scan applications at a later point in time, programs generated with PicoTAP are cross compatible to all controllers from Goepel, such as the Scanbooster series or the high-performance platform Scanflex.
“The new low-cost controller is our response to increasing customer requests to execute simple or non-time-critical test, debug and programming procedures with minimal equipment,” said Stefan Meissner, Goepel’s public relations manager. “Furthermore, PicoTAP enables a fast introduction to the standardised test topic via IEEE 1149.x by keeping full compatibility to our existing hardware and software portfolio.”
The low cost JTAG/Boundary Scan Controller is controlled by a USB 2.0 interface and doesn’t require any additional voltage supply, making its utilisation both handy and efficient. PicoTAP provides a preconfigured plug-in TAP (Test Access Port), and therefore can be directly plugged to the assembly, i.e. additional cable adaption’s are omitted. PicoTAP gains further flexibility by a 5V auxiliary supply voltage switchable at the TAP interface, says the company.More news from Goepel