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GÖPEL electronic demonstrates IJTAG (IEEE P1687) support in SYSTEM CASCON

09-21-2011 09:29 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

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At International Test Conference (ITC) 2011 in Anaheim, CA, GÖPEL electronic demonstrates a prototype version of the company’s JTAG / boundary-scan software platform SYSTEM CASCON™ with integrated tools supporting the current version of the upcoming IEEE P1687 (IJTAG) standard. IEEE P1687 focuses on the standardization of the access to and the documentation of the control of chip-embedded instruments, without limiting the number or type of instruments. Compatible test systems allow users to control various such instruments in a standardized and universal manner. Key elements of IEEE P1687 include a description language for the instrument interface structure, called ICL (Instrument Connectivity Language), and a description language for instrument control, called PDL (Procedural Description Language).

“From our perspective, chip-embedded instruments in particular in high-speed applications hold enormous potential for a long-term solution to access problems encountered with conventional test instrumentation. IEEE P1687 is an important contributor to such solutions”, explains Heiko Ehrenberg, Director of North American Operations at GOEPEL Electronics in Austin, TX. “We have supported the IJTAG initiative from the beginning and are now demonstrating our first prototype tools for the practical utilization of IEEE P1687 concepts. Once IEEE P1687 is finalized and published, we will integrate these tools with our open ChipVORX technology for chip-embedded instrumentation. We see the biggest potential in complementary combinations of external and chip-embedded instruments, like already supported in our advanced hardware and software platforms SCANFLEX and SYSTEM CASCON, respectively.”

This special draft version of SYSTEM CASCON includes integrated prototypes of an ICL parser / compiler as well as a PDL executor. FPGA soft-macros are used as demonstration vehicle for chip-embedded instruments, with their instrument access interface described in ICL. The demonstration includes the parsing of ICL information and the subsequent control of the instrument through PDL sequences.

This special version of SYSTEM CASCON is a concept study and is currently available only for non-commercial research and development applications. A final version is planned for release close to the official publication of IEEE Std 1687.

SYSTEM CASCON, a professional JTAG / boundary-scan development environment developed by GOEPEL electronic, currently includes 45 completely integrated tools for in-system programming (ISP), test, debugging, and design validation.

About GOEPEL electronic:
GOEPEL electronic is a worldwide leading vendor of professional electronic and optical test and inspection systems. Founded 1991 and headquartered in Jena, Germany, GOEPEL electronic employs currently about 180 employees and generated a revenue of more than 22 Million Euro in 2010 (ca. $31 Mio). GOEPEL electronic 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 controls, medical technology, and other industries. Further information about the company and its products can be found on the internet at

GOEPEL electronics Ltd.
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