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Boundary scan controller for cabled PCI Express

Goepel electronic has introduced the Scanbooster/PEC, a high performance, low cost boundary scan controller.

The boundary scan controller is an addition to the company's Scanbooster product line and is compliant with the PCI Express External Cabling 1.0 Specification. It supports JTAG/Boundary Scan tests, VarioTAP emulation tests, ISP for PLD and fpga, as well as ISP for Flash serial EEPROM devices of moderate size.

The Scanbooster/PEC features two separate test access ports and supports a programmable TCK frequency up to 16MHz. Exchangeable TAP interface cards have been designed to make the controller flexible and future proofed. Test bus parameters such as output and input voltage as well as output and input impedance can be programmed independently for both TAPs.

As additional resources, the controller provides 32 voltage level programmable, dynamic Parallel I/O, two adc/dac channels, external trigger signals and three static I/O. Thus, the Scanbooster/PEC is ready to be deployed for extended test and PLD/Flash programming operations.

Test and ISP applications developed for the ScanBooster/PEC are cross-compatible with any controller of the ScanBooster series or the Scanflex Boundary Scan platform.

Optionally, GOEPEL electronic offers a plug in card as bridge for PCI Express to Cabled PCI Express. The distance between PC and Scanbooster/PEC can be up to 7m.

Scanbooster/PEC is fully supported by the Boundary Scan software System Cascon - the only completely integrated development environment with a powerful mixed signal programming language (CASLAN) for IEEE Std.1149.x, featuring more than 40 tools for automatic test program generation, pin fault diagnostics, VarioTAP emulation test, ISP, debugging, schematic and layout visualisation, and more.

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Chris Shaw

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